A111550  9 Squadron - Leading Aircraftman. Alan Clarence Bloxsom 29 Moura QLD Bloxsom was a crewman on a dust-off helicopter called to evacuate troops north of Nui Dat . Because of mortar fire the helicopter was directed to a ground position to pick up casualties. They hovered over the trees where red smoke was thrown by the enemy. Bloxsom was shot by enemy fire which peppered the helicopter and he died in hospital on the 31st March 1971. Buried Rockhampton Crematorium QLD.
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