Pilot Officer John George HARVEY

Service No: 422179
Born: Orange NSW, 17 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Lowood QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-670), near the Gailes Armament Range, Lowood, 10 April 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Violet Lydia Harvey; husband of Gwendlynne Emily Harvey, of Picnic Point, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Strathfield World War II Roll of Honour, Strathfield NSW

No. 32 Squadron Beaufort A9-670 crashed in wooded country about 10 kms from the Gailes armament range at 1715 hours on 10 April 1945 during a non-operational training flight. The crash was not witnessed. On board were:

Flight Sergeant Neville James Barron (435656) (Observer)
Pilot Officer John George Harvey (422179) (Second Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Raymond Patrick McGuigan (170062) (Aircraft Hand, Supernumerary) (RAAF Survey Flight)
Flying Officer Eric David Stephenson (426262) (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, 264
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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