Pilot Officer James Henry HORAN

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41417 (RAF)
Born: Kensington NSW, 11 July 1913
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 233 Squadron, RAF Station Leuchars, Fife
Died: Air Operations: (No. 233 Squadron Hudson aircraft N7224), Norway, 31 July 1940, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas E. and Elizabeth Horan, of Kingsford, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 8, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

On 31 July 1940, Hudson N7224 took off from Leuchars to undertake a patrol on Tracks R and Q but failed to return. It is believed that they were shot down by Ofw Arnoldy of II/JG77 off the coast of Norway.

The crew members of N7224 were:

Sergeant William Gray Cameron (548486) (RAF)
Pilot Officer James Henry Horan (41417) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Samuel Morgan (539583) (RAF)
Pilot Officer Bruce Campbell Paton (42021) (RAF) (Second Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
McNeill, Ross RAF Coastal Command Loses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1941, Midland Publications UK, 2003
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 32/4/75

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