Leading Aircraftman George Charles ADAMS

Service No: 40393
Born: Cootamundra NSW, 10 November 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 May 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: General Reconnaissance School, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (General Reconnaissance School Anson aircraft W 2253), Won Wron VIC, 21 May 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Joseph and Eliza Adams; husband of Jean Marion Adams, of Gippsland.
Roll of Honour: Traralgon VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 May 1943, General Reconnaissance School Avro Anson W 2253 crashed at Won Wron and five of the six crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman George Charles Adams (40393) (Supernumerary)
Sergeant Ira Steve Bensley (413514) (Wireless Air Gunner) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 22 November 1945
Sergeant John James Denmeade (422346) (Navigator)
Sergeant Ian Laddie Duncan (415772) (Pilot)
Sergeant Gregory Carlisle Lawrence (422081) (Navigator)
Leading Aircraftman Ronald Wilson Murphy (48223) (Fitter IIE, Supernumerary)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 77

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