Leading Aircraftman Norman MacLEOD

Service No: 140448
Born: Largs Bay SA, 12 May 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 May 1943
Unit: No. 3 Airfield Construction Squadron, Mindoro, Philippines
Died: Ground Accident, Mindoro, 19 April 1945, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Stewart MacLeod and Florence Maud MacLeod, of Queenstown, South Australia; husband of Mrs. M. I. MacLeod, of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Leading Aircraftman MacLeod, a Cook, was in his tent on the Island of Mindoro in the Philippines. He picked up a rifle with the intention of cleaning it. A shot was heard and it was found that a bullet had passed through his abdomen. He was conveyed to a US Field Hospital for an operation, but his injuries were too severe, and he died on 19 April 1945.


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 A705, 166/23/893


Wilson, D. (David) Always First: the RAAF airfield construction squadrons 1942-1974, Air Power Studies Centre Canberra ACT 2600, 1998

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