LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant George Morris GEISEL

Service No: 440279
Born: Dalby QLD, 7 September 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 December 1943
Unit: No. 27 Operational Base Unit, Cooktown QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Communication Unit Norseman aircraft A71-4), vicinity of Iron Range QLD, 14 February 1946, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Henry and May Geisel, of Dalby
Roll of Honour: Dalby QLD
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 February 1945, Noorduyn Norseman A71-4 went missing on a flight from Garbutt to Iron Range. On board the aircraft were:

Flight Sergeant John Brian Crawford (440276) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant George Morris Geisel (440279) (Passenger) (Flying Control NCO, No. 27 Operational Base Unit)
Flying Officer Colin William Law (414048) (Pilot)

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, 310