Leading Aircraftman Harold Alexander McKAY

Service No: 11963
Born: Mildura VIC, 31 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 august 1940
Unit: No. 451 Squadron
Died: Injuries from an Air Raid on 12 May 1944: Corsica, 13 May 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Biguglia War Cemetery, Corsica
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Alice Frances McKay, of Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Merbein VIC
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2200 hours on 12 May 1944 Leading Aircraftman McKay, a Fabric Worker, was fatally wounded during an air raid when low level bombing and strafing took place at Poretta airfield, Corsica and died the following day. The following RAAF members became casualties:

The following 451 Squadron members became casualties:

Leading Aircraftman Reginald Daniel Andrews (10142) (Instrument Maker) Seriously wounded, Discharged from the RAAF: 17 October 1945
Leading Aircraftman Sydney James Branch (14436) (Fitter IA)
Corporal Francis Edward Bulcock (24205) (Fitter IIA)
Leading Aircraftman Ronald Morrison Burslem (30366) (Fabric Worker) Seriously Wounded: Discharged from the RAAF: 16 June 1945
Leading Aircraftman Clarence Arthur Conrad (30550) (Armourer) Fatally wounded, Died: 13 May 1944
Leading Aircraftman Alan Ewans (11204) (Telegraphist)
Leading Aircraftman Donald Cameron Haggart (14675) (Fitter IA) Fatally wounded, Died: 15 May 1944
Leading Aircraftman Jack Charles Lewis (10065) (Fitter IIA) Seriously wounded, Discharged from the RAAF: 8 April 1945
Leading Aircraftman Harold Alexander McKay (11963) (Fabric Worker) Fatally wounded, Died: 13 May 1944
Leading Aircraftman A H Oldridge (1091951) (RAFVR) (Aircraft Hand) Slightly Wounded
Flight Lieutenant Ronald Bernard Sneddon (403228) (Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant John Duncan Ward (408177) (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, 166/26/459

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