Flying Officer Ian Alexander McADAM

Service No: 401654
Born: Beech Forest VIC, 30 April 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 March 1941
Unit: No. 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit Spitfire aircraft EN188), Italy, 14 October 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clyde John and Ellen McAdam, of Colac, Victoria, Australia; husband of Elizabeth Geraldine McAdam, of Hepburn Springs, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 98, Supplementary Panel 12, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 October 1943, Flying Officer McAdam flying Spitfire EN188 was killed in the Benevento area, Italy, while delivering the aircraft to a forward Unit. The weather was poor and there were enemy units in the area at the time. Flying Officer McAdam was an experienced pilot and had completed a number of aircraft deliveries to forward Units.


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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/26/272

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