Leading Aircraftman John McDowell BOOTH

Service No: 19346
Born: Melbourne VIC, 16 September 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 October 1940
Unit: No. 1 Repair and Servicing Unit, Higgins Filed QLD
Died: Ground Accident, Higgins Field, 12 July 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Wilfred Holloway Booth and Ellen Victoria Booth; husband of Dorothy Carmel Booth, of Culcairn, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Culcairn NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 July 1944, Leading Aircraftman Booth, a Fitter II Engines, died of injuries received when he was riding on the wingtip of a Vultee Vengeance aircraft while the aircraft was taxying down a dispersal road and the port wheel hit a culvert throwing him off.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/615

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