Sergeant John Daniel O’HALLORAN

Service No: 403991
Born: Tamworth NSW, 7 April 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 27 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Lichfield, Staffordshire
Died: Air Operations: Bombing Technique (No. 27 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft DV552), Belgium, 1 August 1942, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Huldenberg Churchyard, Huldenberg, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard John and Cecily Margaret O’Halloran, of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. Solicitor, Proctor and Attorney of Supreme Court.
Roll of Honour: Tamworth NSW
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 31 July 1942, Wellington DV552 took off from RAF Lichfield at 2341 hours, detailed to bomb Dusseldorf, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at 0330 hours at Huldenberg in the Province of Brabant, 23 kms south east of Brussels. All the crew were killed.

The crew members of DV552 were:

Sergeant Clifford Douglas Luedeke (406809) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Charles Henry Robert McKee (411031) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Mervyn George McNeil (40239) (RNZAF) (Screening (Instructor) Pilot)
Sergeant Owen Morgan (405450) (Observer)
Flying Officer Arthur Frederick Richard Nash (406576) (Pilot under instruction)
Sergeant John Daniel O’Halloran (403991) (Air Bomber)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 403991

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