FLEAY Alan Kenneth 415939

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Alan Kenneth FLEAY

Service No: 415939
Born: Katanning WA, 17 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1942
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Operational Training Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-29), near Goulburn NSW, 4 August 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Goulburn General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Augustus and Margaret Fleay, of Katanning, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Katanning WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 1020 hours on 4 August 1943, Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-29 crashed and burned 10 miles south of Goulburn, killing both crew members.

The crew members of A27-29 were:

Sergeant Alan Kenneth Fleay (415939)
Sergeant Leon Patrick Gilbert (410972)

References:

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, 219