LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer John Alfred FRAZER

Service No: 411767
Born: Dungog NSW, 21 December 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 May 1941
Unit: No. 69 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 69 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BS500), off Malta, 11 January 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Wallace Frazer and Hilda Alberta Frazer, of Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 11, Column 1, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Dungog and District Honour Roll, Dungog NSW

At 0905 hours on 11 January 1943 Spitfire BS500 of No. 69 Squadron took off on an operational flight and failed to return to base. It was assumed that the aircraft crashed into the sea about 30 miles north east of Malta. In 1948 it was concluded that Flying Officer Frazer had lost his life at sea.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/14/5
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line