Leading Aircraftman Edward Dale McMAHON

Service No: 433390
Born: Cloncurry QLD, 22 January 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 March 1943 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, Narrandera NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft R4886), near Griffith NSW, 16 September 1943, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Griffith Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Edward and Lily Camilus McMahon, of Griffith
Roll of Honour: Griffith NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Griffith Cenotaph, Griffith NSW
Remembered: Narrandera Tiger Moth Memorial, Narrandera NSW

At 1330 hours on 16 September 1943, Tiger Moth R4886 flown by Leading Aircraftman McMahon crashed approximately eight miles north east of Griffith, NSW, and he died of his injuries. The aircraft took off at 1230 hours, authorised to carry out a solo exercise within the training area, in which low flying was not authorised. When the aircraft crashed it was flow flying over property owned by his sister and brother–in-law that was outside the training area.


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, 166/26/247
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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