Jackson, John Francis "Old John"

Date of birth:
February 23rd, 1908 (Brisbane/Queensland. Australia)
Date of death:
April 28th, 1942 (Port Moresby, Territory of Papua)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Port Moresby
Plot: B2. Row: C. Grave: 17.
Service number:
Aus. 493
Nationality:
Australian (1901-present, Federal Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 75 Squadron RAAF, Royal Australian Air Force
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1942
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 3 Squadron RAAF, Royal Australian Air Force
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1942
Citation:
"This officer has served with squadron since December 1940. Has participated in operations in Lybia, Syria and short time in Cyprus. Has invariably displayed marked kenness and determination. One occasion April 1941 near Benghazi participated in attack against force enemy bombers which were harassing our troops. In combat shot down three enemy aircraft. Has destroyed eight hostile aircraft."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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