Leading Aircraftman George Peter BURCHER

Service No: 423619
Born: Neutral Bay NSW, 5 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft FP719), MacLeod, 22 April 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Fort MacLeod (Union) Cemetery, Alberta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Millie Louise Burcher, of Oberon, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Oberon NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a night training flight on 22 April 1943, Anson FP719 while on approach to the main aerodrome at MacLeod collided with Anson 7472 which was also on its final approach. Both aircraft crashed at about 0345 hours, and both Pilots, flying solo, were killed.

Leading Aircraftman George Peter Burcher (423619) (Student Pilot) (Anson FP719)
Corporal William Joseph Crotty (32182) (Student Pilot) (Anson 7472)


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, 166/6/122

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