Pilot Officer James McLAREN

Service No: 401077
Born: Cairo, Egypt, 14 August 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 December 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 129 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 129 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BL285), Essex, 12 December 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Saffron Walden Cemetery, Essex,
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Walter and Christina Dunmore McLaren, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. B. Agr. Sc. (Melb.)
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 December 1941, Spitfire BL285 flown by Pilot Officer McLaren crashed at 1200 hours near Saffron Walden, Essex. The accident occurred when the aircraft spun following a steep turn at 2,000 feet.


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, 163/47/94
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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