Sergeant Vincent Ambrose McCARTHY

Service No: 8940
Born: Ipswich QLD, 7 December 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 February 1940
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Aircraft Deport Anson aircraft DG826), Mount Macedon VIC, 9 May 1943, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Michael Joseph and Bridget McCarthy, of East Ipswich, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Ipswich QLD
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0730 hours on 9 May 1943, Avro Anson DG826 flew into hills at Black Forest, 3 kms west of Mount Macedon and three of the four on board were killed. Those on board were:

Flight Lieutenant Warren Robert Brodrick (256823) (Medical Branch (Doctor)) (Passenger)
Flight Lieutenant Richard Craigton Hart (260719) (Pilot)
Sergeant Vincent Ambrose McCarthy (8940) (Fitter IIE) (Passenger)
Flight Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant) Norman Eric Mutton (406576) (Observer) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 March 1946


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, 63


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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