Sergeant George Alfred DUREAU

Service No: 13926
Born: Woodford VIC, 5 March 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 April 1941
Unit: No. 99 Squadron, RAAF Station Amberley QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 99 Squadron Liberator aircraft A72-313), Amberley, 14 September 1945, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Ipswich General Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Louis James Dureau and Mary Christina Dureau, of Rosebrook, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Port Fairy VIC
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1542 hours on 14 September 1945, Liberator A72-313 crashed at Amberley during a pilot check flight and all five crew members on board were fatally injured. Those crew members were:

Sergeant George Alfred Dureau (13926) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Lieutenant George Allan Hendy (401441) (Pilot)
Flying Officer James Harold Mutton (34046) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Raymond Frank Pullin (411050) (Third Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Vincent John Quinn (437876) (Wireless Operator Air)


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, 72, A705, 32/18/556


Nelmes, M.V. (Michael) Tocumwal to Tarakan: Australians and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Banner Books Belconnen ACT 2616, 1994
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Boston, Mitchell and Liberator in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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