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Curchin, John

Date of birth:
January 20th, 1918 (Victoria, Australia)
Date of death:
June 4th, 1941 (Dover, Kent, United Kingdom)
Mentioned on:
Air Forces Memorial Runnymede
Service number:
42396
Nationality:
Australian (1901-present, Federal Monarchy)

Biography

Flight Lieutenant. 609 Sqdn.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sgt
Unit:
RAF 609 Squadron
RAAF Pilot Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 609 (West Riding) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1940
Citation:
"This officer has displayed great keenness and skill in combat against the enemy. On a recent occasion he pursued an enemy aircraft thirty miles out to sea and finally
destroyed it. He has destroyed at least seven hostile aircraft and shared in the destruction of others."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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