Flight Sergeant George Donald HUMPHREY

Service No: 409122
Born: Mordialloc VIC, 11 June 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 7 Instrument Flying School (RAF), RAF Station Upavon
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Instrument Flying School Magister aircraft L5975), Berkshire, 20 December 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Upavon Cemetery, Wiltshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Thomas Leslie and Evelyn Florence Humphrey; husband of Lois Emilie Humphrey, of Highett, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 20 December 1942, Miles Magister L5975 was detailed to do aerobatics and spinning above 2,000 feet and within 10 miles radius of Upavon airfield. The aircraft crashed two miles west of Newbury, Berkshire, and the two crew members were killed. The aircraft dived into the ground during aerobatics at a comparatively low altitude.

The crew members of L5975 were:

Sergeant Brian Arthur Gear (1300262) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant George Donald Humphrey (409122) (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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/124/229

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