Flying Officer James Boyd THYER

Service No: 47716
Born: Peterborough SA, 17 September 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 March 1942
Unit: No. 75 Squadron, Morotai
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 75 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-1012), Morotai, 19 March 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stan and Dulcie Gladys Thyer, of Peterborough, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 8, Ambon Memorial, Indonesia
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Brother of Flight Sergeant Leon John Thyer (417014)

Flying Officer Thyer in Kittyhawk A29-1012 was number 4 in a section practicing pre-dawn takeoffs when around 0530 hours he disappeared over the sea about 3 kms from Wama airstrip.


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


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

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