Leading Aircraftman Walter Osborne GRAHAM

Service No: 407789
Born: Plymouth, England, 13 June 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 2 Service Flying Training School, Wagga Wagga NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-220), near Wagga Wagga, 20 June 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil Osborne Graham and Fanny Louisa Graham, of Melrose, South Australia. Dip. Dendrology (Roseworthy)
Roll of Honour: Melrose SA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At about 1000 hours on 20 June 1941, Wirraway A20-220 went out of control in low cloud during a dual cross country training flight and crashed 15 kms west of Wagga Wagga, killing both crew members. Those crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman Walter Osborne Graham (407789) Student
Flight Lieutenant Alan Murchison Woodhill (448) Instructor


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, 109


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

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