Service Details
Name:
LITHGOW
Given Name:
JAMES ARTHUR
Initials:
J A
Service No:
79528V
Trade:
Pilot
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
34 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-10-16
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Age:
23
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, 8 crew (1 RAF & 2 RAFVR), shot down near Krakow, Poland while en route to drop supplies to Polish Home Army Partisans in Warsaw, Poland, in Liberator B24J Mk VI #KH152
Decorations:
D F C
Citations:
LG Sup 16 February 1943 pg. 815 - "For sinking on the 26th October 1942 the Italian tanker "Prosperina" delivering food to German General Marshal Rommel to Africa"
Additional
Information:
Son of James B. and Violet B. Lithgow, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. His brother also died in service
Commemoration
Country:
Poland
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Cemetery:
KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
1. B. 12.

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