Leading Aircraftman James Geoffrey PAYNE

Service No: 138249
Born: St Peters NSW, 21 April 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 November 1943
Unit: No. 5 Airfield Construction Squadron
Died: Ground Accident, Biak, 22 March 1945, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Annie Clara Payne, of Tempe, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 March 1945, Leading Aircraftman Payne, a General Hand, and Leading Aircraftman Ford died from injuries received in a vehicle accident near the western alert area of Mokmer aerodrome, Biak, when the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned. In the vehicle were:

Leading Aircraftman Arthur Furnell Bolden (60761) (Driver) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 17 September 1945
Leading Aircraftman Cecil Richard Ford (138900)
Leading Aircraftman James Geoffrey Payne (138249)
Corporal John Norman Scarsbrook (65343) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 November 1945
Leading Aircraftman John Phillip Smith (125453) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 5 February 1945


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, 166/32/721

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