Flying Officer Jack Hector IRWIN

Service No: 409709
Born: Wellington, New Zealand, 5 July 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 540 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Benson
Died: Air Operations: (No. 540 Squadron Mosquito aircraft LR421), Austria, 10 May 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0745 hours on 10 May 1944, Mosquito LR421 took off from Benson for a reconnaissance sortie over Austria and to recover to a forward base in Italy at 1200 hours. The aircraft was lost in the target area and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of LR421 were:

Flying Officer Jack Irwin Hector (409709) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Leopold Moody (151395) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/19/52

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