Sergeant Malcolm Wallace HAMILTON

Service No: 404726
Born: Brisbane QLD, 5 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940
Unit: No. 452 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 452 Squadron Spitfire aircraft AA849), off the French Coast, 9 March 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Graham Hamilton and Kathleen Daphne Hamilton, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 112, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 March 1942, Spitfire AA849 flown by Sergeant Hamilton was returning with other aircraft from operations over northern France and was in the vicinity of Cape Gris Nez when they were attacked from astern by two enemy aircraft. AA849 was seen diving and fell into the sea in an inverted position, about 8 to 10 miles from Cape Gris Nez. An oil patch was seen but no trace of the aircraft or Sergeant Hamilton was sighted.


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, 163/120/386