Flight Sergeant John Alexander Henry MAY

Service No: 420230
Born: Middlesex, England, 26 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 454 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 454 Squadron Baltimore aircraft FA669), off Stampalia, Greece, 10 November 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Rhodes War Cemetery, Greece
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sidney Robert James May and Louisa May, of Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Campsie NSW
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
Lax, M. R. (Mark Roger) Alamein to the Alps: 454 Squadron RAAF 1941-1945, M R Lax Wanniassa ACT 2903, 2006
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/27/273