Flight Sergeant John Henry JOINER

Service No: 409204
Born: Kyabram VIC, 7 August 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 454 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 454 Squadron Baltimore aircraft FA669), off Stampalia, Greece, 10 November 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Edward and Teresa Magdaleine Joiner, of St. Germain’s, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Undera VIC
Remembered: Column 278, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

After conducting a photo reconnaissance of the south eastern part of the Aegean Sea, the crew of FA669 reported sighting a fleet of landing craft and escorting aircraft. The aircraft was not heard from again.

The crew members of FA669 were:

Flight Sergeant Joseph Gilvarry (414222) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant John Henry Joiner (409204) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant John Alexander Henry May (420230) (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Dennis Sidney Nest (420248) (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner)


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
Lax, M. R. (Mark Roger) Alamein to the Alps: 454 Squadron RAAF 1941-1945, M R Lax Wanniassa ACT 2903, 2006
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/21/87

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