Sergeant John Neil HARVEY

Service No: 416670
Born: Salisbury SA, 1 July 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941
Unit: No. 3 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 (Pilot) Advance Flying Unit Oxford aircraft W6610), Bristol, 22 September 1942, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace Neal Harvey and Elsie Gertrude Harvey, of Salisbury, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Salisbury SA
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 22nd September 1942 at the Flying Unit detachment at Lulsgate Bottom, Oxford W6610 crashed following a dive from a considerable height while on a night flying circuit. The crew of two was killed.

The crew members of W6610 were:

Pilot Officer Norman Lewis Casely (116071) (RAFVR) (First Pilot, Instructor)
Sergeant John Neil Harvey (416670) (Student Pilot)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/120/584

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