Sergeant Murray Alexander McDONALD

Service No: 400352
Born: Rushworth VIC, 28 December 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Feltwell
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Wellington aircraft X3282), Germany, 12 March 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander Frederick and Elsie Lucy McDonald, of Stanhope, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Stanhope VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 12 March 1942, Wellington X3282 took off from Feltwell detailed to bomb Kiel, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was presumed that the aircraft had crashed in or near the target area. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of X3282 were:

Flight Sergeant Campbell Ewin Justin Aitchison (402974) (RNZAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Lukies Brown (402534) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Joseph Henry Godfrey (1378233) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Murray Alexander McDonald (400352) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert McGibbon (998735) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant John Frederick Massey Parnham (1254725) (RAFVR) (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, 163/141/494

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