Flying Officer Alan James McCARTNEY

Service No: 432695
Born: Guyra NSW, 19 June 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 January 1943
Unit: No. 61 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 61 Operational Training Unit Mustang aircraft FX898), Wales, 5 May 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald James McCartney and Florence Ivy McCartney, of Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bondi NSW
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0920 hours on 5 May 1945, Mustang FX898 took off to carry out a non-operational day training flight. The aircraft crashed at 1033 hours 5 miles north of Llangellan. When apparently under control, it hit 1,700 feet high ground obscured by cloud and Flying Officer McCartney was killed.


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, 166/26/921

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