GALVIN John Anthony 406104

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer John Anthony GALVIN

Service No: 406104
Born: Fremantle WA, 20 July 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1940
Unit: No. 113 Squadron (RAF), Landing Ground 116, Egypt
Died: Air Operations: (No. 113 Squadron Blenheim aircraft V5588), Libya, 12 December 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Leonorah Galvin, of Mundijong, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Mundijong WA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Blenheim V5588 crashed at Giarabub, Libya, on 12th December 1941 during air operations and all the crew were killed.

The crew members of V5588 were:

Second Lieutenant Cedric N Summersgill (102077) (SAAF) (Pilot)
Flying Officer John Anthony Galvin (406104) (Observer)
Sergeant Leonard Lucas Purves (404081) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/33/54