Pilot Officer David Knaggs OAK-RHIND

Service No: 400045
Born: Melbourne VIC, 2 February 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 April 1940
Unit: No. 242 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 242 Squadron Spitfire aircraft Z2511), off the French Coast, 21 May 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Knaggs Oak-Rhind and Doris Oak-Rhind, of Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 62, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on a sweep of the French Coast on 21 May 1941, Pilot Officer Oak-Rhind flying Hurricane Z2511was shot down by a Me109 off Gravelines.


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
Franks, Norman L R, Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing UK, 1997
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, OAK-RHIND D K

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