Pilot Officer John Joseph HAYES

Service No: 409406
Born: Buninyong VIC, 6 May 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No.1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Aircraft Depot Wirraway aircraft A20-634), Island Lagoon SA, 27 May 1944, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Bridget Josephine Hayes, of Buninyong, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Buninyong VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1150 hours on 27 May 1944, Wirraway A20-634 crashed at Island Lagoon, South Australia, and both crew members were killed. The cause of the crash is unknown. The aircraft was on a ferry flight from RAAF Station Laverton to Strauss Airfield, Northern Territory. The crew members of A20-634 were:

Pilot Officer John Joseph Hayes (409406) (Navigator)
Warrant Officer George Frederick Quinn (416999) (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, 198


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

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