Leading Aircraftman Patrick Joseph CAWLEY

Service No: 420143
Born: Lismore NSW, 4 February 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1941
Unit: No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, Temora NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-379), near Temora, 14 June 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Lismore Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Herbert and Margaret May Cawley, of Dunoon
Roll of Honour: Lismore NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 June 1942, Tiger Moth A17-379 crashed at 1100 hours at the Western Relief landing ground, Temora, and the trainee pilot was killed. A17-379 and A17-376 had collided in mid-air at approximately 40 feet when taking off and A17-379 dived into the ground and caught fire.

The Pilots were:

Leading Aircraftman Patrick Joseph Cawley (420143) (Trainee Pilot A17-379)
Leading Aircraftman Noel Royce Stibbard (412110) (Trainee Pilot A17-376) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 18 September 1945


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, 163/95/295; A9845, 43

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