Flying Officer George William McCORMICK

Service No: 408661
Born: Elsternwick VIC, 4 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941
Unit: No. 105 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Marham
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 105 Squadron Mosquito aircraft DZ472), near Marham, 27 February 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Marham Cemetery, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Charles and Lily Docea McCormick, of Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Elmore VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 February 1943 Mosquito DZ472 took off from Marham detailed to carry out a training exercise. The Pilot was authorised to do local flying at 30,000 feet. At 1525 hours following structural failure of the wing root, the aircraft crashed near Brick Kiln wood, Beachamwell, one mile south east of the Marham airfield. The crew of two was killed.

The crew members of DZ472 were:

Wing Commander John William Deacon (25042) (RAF) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer George William McCormick (408661) (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, 166/26/45

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