Flight Sergeant Alick James MAKEHAM

Service No: 430117
Born: Melbourne VIC, 7 October 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 December 1942
Unit: No. 76 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 76 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-350), off Noemfoor, 8 January 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alick Francis and Honor Jacqueline Makeham, of Hampton, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Sandringham VIC
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1453 hours on 8 January 1945, Kittyhawk A29-350 took off from Kamiri airstrip at Noemfoor, Dutch New Guinea, for a slow running flight. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft, until reports were received from the 593 US Army Engineers that they had seen a P40 crash land outside the reef, approximately one mile east of the Komasoran airstrip at about 1630 hours. A Landing Craft was on the scene of the crash within 3 minutes, but could not locate the aircraft. Flight Sergeant Makeham’s body was recovered on the 11 January.


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, 166/27/713

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