Lincoln James SLOAN (1912 - 1941)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
Lincoln James SLOAN (1912 - 1941) James Duncan SLOAN (1871 - 1953) George SLOAN (1845 - 1893) James SLOAN (1806 - )
Agnes LAMB (1813 - )
Mary Sim MCDIARMID ( - 1896) John MCDIARMID
Gertrude Ann GRAY (1879 - ) William GRAY

Frances TITLEY

b. 01 May 1912 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
d. 08 Dec 1941 at New Guinea aged 29
James Duncan SLOAN (1871 - 1953)
Gertrude Ann GRAY (1879 - )
Siblings (1):
Dorothy SLOAN (1909 - 2006)
Events in Lincoln James SLOAN (1912 - 1941)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
01 May 1912 Lincoln James SLOAN was born Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 1912/B28634
08 Dec 1941 29 Lincoln James SLOAN died New Guinea 18
Personal Notes:
Service Record
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number 2622
Date of Birth 1 May 1912
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Enlistment 18 May 1941
Locality on Enlistment BELLEVUE HILL
Place of Enlistment Unknown
Next of Kin SLOAN , J
Date of Death 8 Dec 1941
Rank Flying Officer
Posting on Death 11 SQUADRON
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
Prisoner of War No
Roll of Honour BRISBANE QLD

11 Squdron flew Catalinas in general-reconnaissance.
On 8 December 1941, one day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Catalina A24-15 crashed into a hill during a night time take off at Port Moresby. All on board were killed. Earlier that day Japanese aircraft had been sighted over Kavieng and Rabaul.

An incident in which a US Navy Wildcat F4F Wildcat mistook a No. 11 Squadron Catalina for a Japanese aircraft resulted in the adoption of what became the modern RAAF Roundel. At the time RAAF aircraft were using the RAF roundel and the USN aircraft mistook this for the Japanese red circular aircraft marking. This incident led to the adoption of a Roundel consisting of the same blue ring surrounding a red kangaroo in motion.
Source References:
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- Reference = Lynne McPhee - 19 Jan 2010 (Death)

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