Pilot Officer George William HOLMAN

Service No: 409119
Born: Leeds, England, 30 September 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School, Mount Gambier SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Observers School Anson aircraft W2020), Mount Cole VIC, 21 May 1942, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Cheltenham New General Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Emily Holman; husband of Muriel Emily Holman, of Brighton. A.F.I.A.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 May 1942, Avro Anson W2020 hit trees while descending in low visibility at Mount Cole, south of Eversley.

The crew members of W2020 were:

Pilot Officer George William Holman (409119) (Observer Instructor)
Flight Sergeant Edward Hope Illingworth (406619) (Pilot)
Sergeant Denis Aloysius Lenihan (416435) (Observer Instructor)
Leading Aircraftman Arthur Edmond Pott (405932) (Trainee Observer) Injured, Killed on Air Operations: 4 November 1944
Leading Aircraftman Edwin Cyril Snell (414269) (Trainee Observer)


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 Records A9845, 75

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