Pilot Officer Douglas Malcolm TASSIE

Service No: 407953
Born: Glenelg SA, 28 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 1437 Strategic Reconnaissance Flight (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 1437 Strategic Reconnaissance Flight Baltimore aircraft AG766), Cape Bon, Tunisia, 21 April 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Ford Tassie and Irene Martina Tassie, of Glenelg, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 21 April 1943, Baltimore AG766 was lost on operations in the vicinity of Cape Bon, Tunisia. On board were:

Lieutenant H G Ballard (102518) (SAAF) (Pilot)
Major T C Braithwaite (88186)* (SAAF) (Air Liaison Officer No. 40 Squadron SAAF) PoW
Sergeant (later Warrant Officer) George Alban Downton CGM (401206) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 30 October 1945
Flight Sergeant Arthur Hartley (1000412) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Douglas Malcolm Tassie (407953) (Air Gunner)

* This name and number appear on the Missing Notification Report but this information is not able to be corroborated by CWGC on-line records and in consequence it is presumed he became a PoW.


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, 166/39/66

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