Flight Sergeant Maurice Patrick McGEE

Service No: 442296
Born: Rose Park SA, 17 March 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 August 1943
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-39), Sandy Creek NSW, 4 April 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph Patrick and Mary Veronica McGee, of Linden Park, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1353 hours on 4 April 1945, Wirraway aircraft A20-39 and A20-415 collided over Sandy Creek while practicing formation flying, killing Flight Sergeant McGee in the crash of A20-39. The pilot of A20-415 was Sergeant Stuart Beaumont McDowell (438604) who was uninjured and was later discharged from the RAAF on 6 June 1947 with the rank of Flying Officer.


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 A9845, 173


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

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