Pilot Officer John Desmond POWER

Service No: 416230
Born: 28 June 1917, Location Unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date Unavailable
Unit: HQ RAAF Station Port Moresby PNG
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-190), off the Queensland Coast, 23 May 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery, Townsville
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis and Mary Power, of Reade Park, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 23 May 1942 No. 32 Squadron Hudson A16-190 crashed into the sea off Beverley Island in the Northumberland Group which is to the south east of Mackay, Queensland. The crew members were:

Flight Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Adams (692) (Pilot)
Sergeant Brian Robert Bright (407841) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Beverley Kilgour Chandler (21351) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Desmond Power (416230) (Observer)


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 A705, 163/52/97


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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