Leading Aircraftman Raymond Patrick McGUIGAN

Service No: 170062
Born: Kyogle NSW, 20 April 1926
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 May 1944
Unit: RAAF Survey Flight, Lowood QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-670), near the Gailes Armament Range, Lowood, 10 April 1945, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank and Pearl Ilean McGuigan, of Kyogle, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Kyogle NSW
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

No. 32 Squadron Beaufort A9-670 crashed in wooded country about 10 kms from the Gailes armament range at 1715 hours on 10 April 1945 during a non-operational training flight. The crash was not witnessed. On board were:

Flight Sergeant Neville James Barron (435656) (Observer)
Pilot Officer John George Harvey (422179) (Second Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Raymond Patrick McGuigan (170062) (Aircraft Hand, Supernumerary) (RAAF Survey Flight)
Flying Officer Eric David Stephenson (426262) (Pilot)


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, 264


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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