Flight Sergeant Kevin Francis GALVIN

Service No: 418382
Born: Unley Park SA, 25 May 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAF), RAF Full Sutton, Yorkshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 77 Squadron Halifax aircraft MZ701), Yorkshire, 8 June 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Harrowgate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Halifax MZ701 took off from RAF Full Sutton at 0207 hours on the night of 8th June 1944 detailed to carry out a night flying training exercise. Almost immediately MZ 701 crashed due to engine failure and loss of control. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of MZ701 were:

Sergeant Edward Ferguson Chapman (1346174) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Harry Fox (1517617) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Kevin Francis Galvin (418382) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant David John Hutchison (1560875) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer Gordon Leslie Hyde (422187) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Aidan Jordan (429663) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Duncan Krone (432211) (Mid Upper Gunner)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/15/261

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