Sergeant John McIntyre EADIE

Service No: 419462
Born: Bendigo VIC, 13 June 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 August 1924
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A20-488), near RAAF Station Williamtown NSW, 10 August 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dr. John McIntyre Eadie and Jessie Florence Eadie, of Bendigo, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Bendigo VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall, Sandgate NSW

On 10 August 1943, Wirraway A20-488 flown solo by Sergeant Eadie was detailed to carry out an exercise including aerobatics, low flying and flapless landings. At about 1015 hours the aircraft hit a tree when flying too low and crashed approximately 10 miles north cast of the Williamtown aerodrome and Sergeant Eadie was killed. He was on No. 4 Vultee Vengeance Conversion Course.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/11/60; A9845, 195
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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