Flight Sergeant William Donald GEORGE

Service No: 8016
Born: Adelaide SA, 22 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 January 1940 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station Williamtown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A20-341), off the New South Wales coast, 1 April 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert William and Emily George, of New Mile End South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 1 April 1943, at 0945 hours Wirraway A20-341 crashed into the sea about 12 kms north of the mouth of the Hunter River near Newcastle, New South Wales, and both crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Flight Sergeant William Donald George (8016) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Kenneth George Graham (410326) (Pilot)


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, 112


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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