LEST WE FORGET

Squadron Leader James Stewart McGOLDRICK

Service No: 404846
Born: Toowoomba QLD, 19 July 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1940
Unit: No. 618 Squadron (RAF), Narromine NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 618 Squadron Mosquito aircraft HR614), near Narromine, 27 July 1945, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Narromine War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph Stewart McGoldrick and Jane McGoldrick, of Tara, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Toowoomba QLD
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 July 1945, Mosquito, HR614 took off on a non-operational training flight. The aircraft crashed and caught fire one mile east of the Narromine airfield at about 1530 hours, and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of HR614 were:

Flight Lieutenant Francis James French (127458) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Squadron Leader James Stewart McGoldrick (404846) (Pilot)

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/26/1028

Bibliography:

Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982