LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 Keith McDONALD

Service No: 25784
Born: Narrendera NSW, 18 October 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 May 1941 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 41 Squadron, Townsville QLD
Died: Ground Accident, Townsville QLD, 22 July 1943, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percival James McDonald and Hannah Kathleen McDonald, of Townsville
Roll of Honour: Picnic Bay QLD
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Catalina Base Memorial, Rathmines NSW
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On 22 July 1943, Aircraftman Class 1 McDonald was killed in a motor cycle accident while off duty in Townsville.

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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/26/186
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

McFarlane, C.C. (Cyrus C.) Tojo’s Fate: Australia’s secret war, Sid Harta Publishers Glen Waverley VIC 3150, 2009
McMillan A. (Andrew) Catalina Dreaming: rescues exciting missions and other stories about the famous Australian flying boats of WWII, Duffy and Snellgrove Potts Point NSW, 2002
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Catalina, Neptune and Orion in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991