Leading Aircraftman Graham Murray HARDING

Service No: 423539
Born: Toowoomba QLD, 28 September 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 July 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, Narrendera NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Service Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-257), Narrendera, 9 May 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Narrendera War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Murdoch Hastie Harding and Lorna Lovoma Harding, of Vaucluse
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Narrandera Tiger Moth Memorial, Narrandera NSW

At 1440 hours on 9 March 1943, Tiger Moth aircraft A17-174 and A17-257 collided over the Cobbaguaila satellite airfield. All four crew members from both aircraft were killed. The crew members were:


Flying Officer Charles Edward Croft (401616) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Graham Murray Harding (423539) (Trainee Pilot)


Flying Vincent Thomas Connellan (407571) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Philip McLean Phillips (422979) (Trainee 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, 87
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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