Flying Officer Frederick James MALONEY

Service No: 411248
Born: Henty NSW, 16 December 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 April 1941
Unit: No. 100 Squadron, Milne Bay PNG
Died: Air Operations: (No. 100 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-191), Milne Bay, 16 October 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick William and Eileen Maloney, of Tullibigeal, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Tullibigeal NSW
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Culcairn Memorial Hall, Culcairn NSW

Soon after take-off from Gurney Field on 16 October 1943, Beaufort A9-191 crashed at Gili Gili after its port engine failed and its crew was killed. The aircraft caught fire and the bombs on board exploded. The crew members were:

Flight Sergeant Donald Kevan Cooper (408253) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Frederick Keith Cornish (415619) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Frederick James Maloney (411248) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer John Sigvald Rekdale (408594) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 247
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Graham, B. (Burton) and Frank Smyth, A Nation Grew Wings: The Story of the RAAF Beaufort Squadrons in New Guinea, Winterset House Publishers Melbourne VIC, 1946
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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