LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant John Elliott PFLAUM

Service No: 442529
Born: Loxton SA, 6 September 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 September 1943
Unit: No. 3 Reserve Personnel Pool, Morotai
Died: Aircraft Accident (Kittyhawk aircraft A29-1006), Zamboanga, Philippines, 15 November 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Elliott Frederick and Clara Elvira Pflaum, of Loxton, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 15 November 1945, Flight Sergeant Pflaum was killed when No. 11 Repair and Salvage Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-1006 crashed 3 kms east of Zamboanga just after takeoff at 1700 hours. The aircraft crashed into a residence and six Filipinos were also killed.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 169

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1988