McDONALD Enoch George 45173

LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 Enoch George McDONALD

Service No: 45173
Born: Mount Magnet WA, 1 November 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 July 1941
Unit: No. 14 Squadron, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: Ground Accident involving No. 25 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-127, RAAF Station Pearce WA, 11 June 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Karrakatta General Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and May Emma McDonald, of Geraldton; husband of Alice Denison McDonald, of Dongara.
Roll of Honour: Geraldton WA
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Wirraway A20-127, Flight Sergeant Aloysius John Nevill (406489) (Pilot) and Flight Sergeant George Dudley Erwin (257186) (Observer). During takeoff Aircraft struck two airmen on flare path duty during night flying, one airman being killed instantly and the other dying two days later.

No. 25 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 11 June 1942

The other airman fatally injured in this accident, Leading Aircraftman William Henry Norman Veal, (29740) died on 15 June 1942.

References:

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 105

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991