Flying Officer John Robert Dunlop HENDERSON

Service No: 400727
Born: 8 October 1915, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 73 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 73 Squadron Hurricane aircraft HL850), off the Tunisian Coast, 11 April 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Captain J. R. Henderson and Mary Henderson; husband of Irene Henderson, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 11, Column 1, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0410 hours on 11 April 1943 Hurricane HL850 took off to patrol the forward area north of Sfax. The aircraft did not return to base from this mission. The aircraft was later located in the sea off Maharas, but no trace was found of Flying Officer Henderson.


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, 166/17/100


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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