John Mackenzie Beaton – age 29 – Flying Officer/Navigator (144343) 467 (Royal Australian Air Force) Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
John was commissioned from Aircraftman (4059037) in May 1943 and promoted to F/O in November. His Lancaster bomber took off from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire for a raid on Stuttgart but was shot down and crashed at Pforzheim. John was buried there but was re-interred in Durbach in April 1948.
(Source: London Gazette 23/7/1943 p.3388 & 30/11/1943 p.5288, aircrewremembered.com and CWGC)
Born 1915 Gangadhill, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of Angus and Annie Beaton of 128 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1.
(Source: CWGC and Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)
Killed in Action on 29 July 1944.
Commonwealth War Grave – Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.