Mackerras D J, Flight Sergeant

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D J Mackerras (RAAF no. 422599) was born in Camperdown, Victoria, Australia, on 7 November 1920. Mackerras worked as an engineering draftsman in Pymble, New South Wales before joining the RAAF.

He flew with No. 3 Squadron on Tempest during 1944, but was killed on 6 August when JN759 spun into the ground at Ninfield during a V-1 patrol. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mackerras' victories in Tempest

Date of Claim Type Claimed Aircraft Serial No. Location of Claim Unit Note
31 May 1944 2 x 1/5 Ju188s     3 Sqn On ground
31 May 1944 2 x 1/5 Ju188s     3 Sqn Damaged on ground
16 June 1944 1/2 V-1 (JN793) S Chatham 3 Sqn  
18 June 1944 V-1 (JN752) nr Biggin Hill 3 Sqn  
18 June 1944 V-1 (JN745) nr Gatwick 3 Sqn  
23 June 1944 V-1     3 Sqn  
25 June 1944 V-1 (JN745) N Beachy Head 3 Sqn  
27 June 1944 V-1     3 Sqn  
3 July 1944 V-1 (JN968) 10 m SE Dungeness 3 Sqn  
11 July 1944 V-1     3 Sqn  
12 July 1944 1/2 V-1     3 Sqn  
14 July 1944 V-1     3 Sqn  
20 July 1944 V-1   nr Battle 3 Sqn  
26 July 1944 V-1 (JN768) E Tonbridge 3 Sqn  
26 July 1944 V-1 (JN768) S Ashford 3 Sqn  
28 July 1944 1/3 V-1     3 Sqn  

 

Sources: 
Aces High Vol 2 by Christopher Shores