Flying Officer Francis Joseph MADDEN

Service No: 401982
Born: Alberton VIC, 6 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 71 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 71 Operational Training Unit Harvard aircraft EX101), Sudan, 29 December 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Patrick Joseph and Genevieve Madden; husband of Patricia Mary Madden, of North Brighton, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2023 hours on the 29 December 1942, Harvard EX101 flown by Flying Officer Madden crashed four miles south of Summit, and he was killed. EX101 collided in midair with Harvard AR143 whose pilot, Flight Lieutenant William McKenzie Read (85214) (RAFVR) was also killed.


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, 166/27/2

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