Warrant Officer John David PINCUS

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 1332709 (RAFVR)
Born: Melbourne VIC, 1920
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 602 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 602 Squadron Spitfire IX aircraft MJ286), France, 19 July 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Ranville British Military Cemetery
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Captain Paul Pincus, the Army Dental Corps, and Myrtle Gwendoline Pincus, of Cricklewood, Middlesex
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

On 19 July 1944, Warrant Officer Pincus in Spitfire MJ286 was tasked with an evening armed reconnaissance. He attacked an enemy motor transport column, was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea off Trouville.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1944-1945, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 2000


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