Flying Officer Peter Radcliffe GIDDY

Service No: 715
Born: Armadale VIC, 154 March 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 February 1940
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft), Ain-En Naga, 12 March 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George William and Dorothy Herschell Giddy, of Toorak, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Toorak VIC
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Flying Officer Giddy’s combat claims are – 22 January 1942 – MC 200; 14 February 1942 – MC 200; 14 February 1942 – MC 202; 8 March 1942 MC 200; 8 March 1942 – Ju87

On 12 March 1942 No. 3 Squadron lost Flying Officer Peter Giddy. A panel opened and detached itself while he was flying aerobatics, and he was killed when the aircraft crashed.


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, 163/34/140


Brown, R. (Russell) Desert Warriors Australian P-40 Pilots at War in the Middle East and North Africa 1941-1943, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4652, 2000

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