Corporal Alan John Redmond FLEMING

Service No: 56271
Born: Brunswick VIC, 18 August 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 May 1942
Unit: No. 24 Squadron
Died: Ground Accident, Nadzab PNG, 12 February 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gordon Redmond Fleming and Hazel Laura Fleming; husband of Dorothy June Fleming, of Bankstown, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Bankstown NSW
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 February 1944, Corporal Fleming, an Armourer, died at Newton Field, Nadzab. He was accidentally shot in the chest when a camera gun on a No. 78 Squadron aircraft with loaded machine guns was being tested while the aircraft was in the rigging position. Leading Aircraftman John Creswell Kavanagh (67609) (Discharged: 18 December 1945) was also slightly wounded in the accident.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/13/188

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