Flying Officer John Alfred HARVIE

Service No: 407672
Born: Inglewood, New Zealand, 13 November 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 December 1940 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 14 Squadron (RAF), operating from Landing Ground 116, Egypt
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 14 Squadron Blenheim IV aircraft Z7893), Egypt, 4 March 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edgar Lionel and Charlotte Roberta Harvie, of Unley Park, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide 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 4 March 1942 Blenheim Z7893 took off from Qasaba on a ferry flight to Landing Ground 116. At the Landing Ground, the approach appeared to be misjudged and the port wing struck the Officers Mess with the aircraft then crashing and bursting into flames. Flying Officer Harvie, flying solo, was killed in the accident.


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
Gunby D (David) and Pelham Temple, Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-1942, Midland Publishing UK, 2006
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, HARVIE J A


Napier, Michael Winged Crusaders: the exploits of 14 Squadron RFC & RAF 1915-1945, Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2012

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