McDANIEL Daniel 406009

LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Daniel McDANIEL

Service No: 406009
Born: Geraldton WA, 2 September 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 April 1940
Unit: No. 39 Squadron (RAF), Wadi Natron, Egypt
Died: Illness, Egypt, 28 May 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Ismalia Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Daniel and Phyllis Everett McDaniel, of Dardanup, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Broome WA
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Pilot Officer McDaniel (an Observer) died of appendicitis at 19th General Hospital, Egypt, on 28 May 1941.

Pilot Officer McDaniel trained at 1 Air Observers’ School, Cootamundra NSW, 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Evans Head NSW and 1 Air Navigation School, Parkes NSW. He embarked for overseas on 11 February 1941 and disembarked HMT 24 March 1941 where he was attached to 102 MU RAF Middle East Command. On 5 April 1941 he left by Service transport for 39 Squadron.

The following are extracts from his Flying Log book

Aircraft type: Maryland

1st Flight 5/4/41: Middle East
10/4/41 Shandor sea patrol
26/4/41 Shandor coast patrol – Gaza- Slander
1/5/41 Salum – Bardia – Eladem – Martin B – Fuka.
Last Flight 10/5/41

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/47/63