Sergeant James Raymond FURLONG

Service No: 401784
Born: East Melbourne VIC, 8 July 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1941
Unit: No. 453 Squadron, RAF Station Hornchurch, Essex
Died: Air Operations: (No. 453 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BL923), off Ramsgate, Kent, 31 October 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Jeremiah Jerome Furlong and Georgina Knight Furlong, of Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Port Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 31 October 1942, Spitfire BL923 flown by Sergeant Furlong crashed into the sea about 1.5 miles east of Ramsgate and he was killed. The aircraft was on an operational patrol over a convoy, which was close to the English coast north north-east of Margate. The aircraft loss was due to engine failure, and the aircraft dived into the sea.


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, 163/114/46

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