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425363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« on: Sunday 27 August 17 13:42 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

I'm almost embarrassed to post about his chap as I have so little on him.

All I know is that he was born in Brisbane 11 December 1922, father was also John. While in the RAAF he was seconded to No. 514 RAF Squadron and flew a full tour of operations over Europe. His crew knew him as "Jack"

I am attempting to determine a date of death for him. He makes no appearance in Trove and his RAAF service file has not been digitized by the NAA. As their fees have gone up from $19.00 AUD to $69.00 AUD, it's a bit out of my means.

Grateful for any guidance that can be offered.

Kind regards,

DTD

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Re: 435363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 August 17 14:04 BST (UK) »
What was his mother's name?

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Re: 435363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 August 17 21:27 BST (UK) »
Hi DTD,

514 Squadron RAF does have a web site that might be a way of finding some information.

http://www.514squadron.co.uk/

Also, there is a 514 Squadron RAF Facebook page that might be helpful as well if you use Facebook.

Gerry

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Re: 435363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 August 17 21:36 BST (UK) »
From the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette April 1961
https://www.legislation.gov.au/file/1961GN32

"Air Force Reserve, General Duties Branch...
...The appointment of Flying Officer J. Rutherford (425363) is terminated, 1st February, 1961"


*note that his service number is 425363

:)

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Re: 435363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 August 17 22:29 BST (UK) »
What was his mother's name?

Jamjar

Sadly, I don't, Jamjar.

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Re: 425363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 August 17 22:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Gerry,

I have all his operations with No. 514 Sqn. He didn't seem to keep in touch with any of his crew post-war.

Kind regards,

DTD

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Re: 435363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 27 August 17 22:31 BST (UK) »
From the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette April 1961
https://www.legislation.gov.au/file/1961GN32

"Air Force Reserve, General Duties Branch...
...The appointment of Flying Officer J. Rutherford (425363) is terminated, 1st February, 1961"


*note that his service number is 425363

:)

Many thanks for this, Matthew and for spotting my error. Now corrected.

Looks like the only way forward is to pony up the $$ for his service file.

Kind regards,

DTD

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Re: 425363 Pilot Officer John (NMI) RUTHERFORD, RAAF
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 27 August 17 23:15 BST (UK) »
DTD,

DVA have a VETAFFAIRS Newspaper that is posted out to thousands of Veterans, it maybe worthwhile  placing a notice on the Newspaper's Notice Board seeking information.

https://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/publications/vetaffairs


Gerry