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Surname JACK   Initials J   First Name JOHN  
Decorations MID  
Rank Flight Sergeant   Unit RAF   Service No. 552139  
Age 20  Deceased 29/08/1942  Previous Squadron  
Comments 30/5/42 - F/L W. GILMOUR and crew arrive on Station  
Address United Kingdom?  
Cemetery HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERYLeuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium  
Grave Location 2. E. 4.  
Additional Info Son of John and Catherine Jack.  
War Graves Link 2777617  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
MID  1/01/1943  This airman was killed in action with No.156 Squadron, 29 August 1942.
He was subsequently Mentioned in Despatches, 1 January 1943.
I have discovered (via Air 2/8871) that he has earlier been recommended for an Air Force Medal for services at No.10 Operational Training Unit.

The recommendation read:

"This airman has completed 685 hours flying during the last twelve months, 175 hours of which have been at night. He has been employed as a wireless operator/air gunner instructor in the Anson Flight and his enthusiasm, untiring energy and meticulous attention to detail have set an excellent example. Sergeant Jack has recently been reposted to operations."

Above details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
 
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