Leading Aircraftman Francis Olef HALEY

Service No: 121598
Born: Norwood SA, 12 October 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1942
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-122), Deniliquin, 25 June 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Deniliquin War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Francis and Dorothy Lucy Haley, of Queenstown, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Port Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

During a training flight on 25 June 1944, Wirraway A20-122 crashed 15 kms east south east of Deniliquin at 2230 hours, and its pilot, Leading Aircraftman Haley, flying solo, was killed. The cause of the accident is unknown.


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, 105


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

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