Flying Officer JOHN WILLIAM WALKER

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Rank Flying Officer
Forenames JOHN WILLIAM
Surname WALKER
Initials J W
Place of Birth LISMORE, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Date of Birth Sunday, 28 December 1913
Date of Death Friday, 23 June 1944
Age 30
Nationality Australian
Residence or Entered Service From LISMORE, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Service Number 402988
Force Royal Australian Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Australian Air Force
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 168 (Royal Air Force) Squadron
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location I. A. 3.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF WILLIAM LANCELOT AND LOUISA CLARICE WALKER, OF LISMORE, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA.

Additional Information

 

 

Flying Officer JOHN WILLIAM WALKER, 402988, was from Lismore, New South Wales. He was born on the 28th December 1913 and enlisted on the 11th November 1940. He was posted as Missing-in-Action (MIA) and later Killed-in-Action (KIA) over Normandy on the 23rd June 1944. At the time he was flying for 168 Squadron and appears to have been piloting a Mustang.1

 

 

Group portrait of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) graduates from
number 9 Course at 5 Elementary Flying School (EFTS),
Narromine, New South Wales (NSW).
Approximately a third of these pilots were killed in action, about the average rate for a group like this.
Flying Officer JOHN WILLIAM WALKER is believed to be in this group photograph, but he has not been identified.2

 

 

 

First, and temporary grave, of Flying Officer JOHN WILLIAM WALKER,
photograph taken by Leading Aircraftman Robert Cresser Macpherson, 168 Squadron.3

 

 

References
1. Information provided by Tim D. via World War 2 Talk Forum.
2. Photograph and text from Australian War Memorial Collection, Photograph ID Number P03758.001, 1941.
3. Photograph of temporary grave for Flying Officer JOHN WILLIAM WALKER, taken by Leading Aircraftman Robert Cresser Macpherson, 168 Squadron, kindly provide by his daughter Mrs Moira Cresser Wood.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by: Leading Aircraftman Robert Cresser Macpherson, 168 Squadron, c/o his daughter Mrs Moira Cresser Wood, Carl Shilleto and Australian War Memorial Collection.  
Additional information provided by: Leading Aircraftman Robert Cresser Macpherson, 168 Squadron, c/o his daughter Mrs Moira Cresser Wood, Carl Shilleto and Australian War Memorial Collection

 

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