Tribute to the fallen: David Delaporte

Tribute to the fallen: David Delaporte

The remarkable wartime exploits of a Millicent fighter pilot will be recalled on Anzac Day on April 25 at the monthly meeting of the Millicent-based South East Family History Group.

The late David Delaporte spent six years with the RAAF during World War 11 and was de-mobbed in 1946 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

The talk about his life will be given by his daughter and SEFHG member Liz Sutcliffe (nee Delaporte).

One of her father’s aerial exploits occurred in the Northern Territory in 1943 and made headlines.

His single fighter intercepted seven Japanese bombers which attacked a remote airstrip at Millingimbi in Arnhem Land,

Mr Delaporte died in 1973 at the age of 56 and is buried at the Millicent Lawn Cemetery,

It is customary for the SEFHG to have a war-related theme at its April meeting each year.

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