Warrant Officer Maxwell Frederick GOLSBY-SMITH

Service No: 421724
Born: Penrith NSW, 23 August 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 march 1941
Unit: No. 37 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 37 Squadron Wellington aircraft LN798), Italy, 15 November 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Bari War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Keith Jenkins Golsby-Smith and Stella Gladys Golsby-Smith, of Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Griffith NSW
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Griffith Cenotaph, Griffith NSW
Remembered: Penrith City Memory Park, Penrith NSW

At 1155 hours on 15 November 1944 Wellington LN798 took off from Tortorella aerodrome to carry out an air test. The aircraft crashed during the test and three of the crew members were killed and two were injured.

The crew members of LN798 were:

Flight Sergeant William Jack Duncan (672271) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant R H Foster (R/199287) (RCAF) (Air Gunner) Injured
Sergeant A S Gosden (1396920) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer) Injured
Warrant Officer Maxwell Frederick Golsby-Smith (421724) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant Louis Henry Page (1583358) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/483
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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