Warrant Officer Neil Draper KELLAS

Service No: VX75426 (Australian Army)
Born: Trafalgar VIC, 8 June 1912
Enlisted in the Army: 16 February 1942
Unit: Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit AAPC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 33 Squadron Tiger Moth aircraft A17-589), near Horn Island QLD, 24 September 1944, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert and Sophie Kellas; husband of Nancy Fayle Kellas, of Kew, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Trafalgar VIC
Remembered: Panel 1, Port Moresby Memorial PNG
Remembered: Panel 11, Supplementary Panel 11, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 September 1944, No. 33 Squadron Tiger Moth A17-598 went missing on a flight between Daru and Horn Island. On board the aircraft were:

Flying Officer Francis Lawrence Curr DFM & Bar (404005) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Neil Draper Kellas (VX75426) (Army) (AAPC ANGAU) (Passenger)


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 B883, VX75426; A9845, 48; A705, 32/15/2010


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Tiger Moth, CT-4, Wackett and Winjeel in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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