James Joseph Alexander MCFADYEN

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MCFADYEN, James Joseph Alexander

Service Number: 416688
Enlisted: 16 August 1941, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Adelaide, SA, 17 May 1920
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boring Contractor
Died: Flying Battle, Veurne, Netherlands, 8 December 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide 2 WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Hahndorf M*
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World War 2 Service

16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
16 Aug 1941: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 416688
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

Son of James Alexander McFadyen and Merle Agnes McFadyen. Merle was later known as Merle Kennerick of Bridgewater, South Australia

McFadyen's plane was a Spitfire MK418 in the 126 Squadron. It was lost 15 miles south west of Ostend. The plane was hit by enemy fire near Dunkirk while returning to the squadron's base and crashed while trying to land