Sergeant Mervin Lee BERTHELSEN

Service No: 426451
Born: Maryborough QLD, 7 March 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 June 1942
Unit: No. 25 Squadron, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 25 Squadron Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-249) RAAF Station Pearce WA, 28 March 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Christian Albert and Alice Beatrice Berthelsen of Scarness, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Pialba QLD
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Vengeance Aircraft No. A27/249 crashed while engaged in a Training flight and was totally destroyed. The aeroplane was piloted by No. 426451 Sergeant Melvyn Lee Berthelsen Airman Pilot with No. 415893 Flight Sergeant George Owen Crichton, Navigator W as crew. Both members were killed. Funeral was conducted at Karrakatta War Cemetery on 29/3/44.

No. 25 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 28 March 1944


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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 222

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