Flight Sergeant Kevin Leonard McNAMARA

Service No: 5439
Born: South Yarra VIC, 16 February 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 December 1939
Unit: No. 18 Squadron
Died: Ground Accident, near Darwin NT, 14 May 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Michael Patrick and Delia Alice McNamara; husband of Nan Beryl McNamara, of Kew, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Kew VIC
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 May 1944, Flight Sergeant McNamara, an Instrument Maker from No. 18 Squadron died of his injuries in a motor transport collision, on the main north/south road, approximately two miles south of the Middle Arm road. In the accident Sergeant Albert Grosvenor Brittain (8124), a Canteen Steward, was killed and other members were injured.

The RAAF members involved in the accident were:

Sergeant Albert Grosvenor Brittain (8124) Killed
Aircraftman Class I Thomas Joseph Calnin (54768) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 6 December 1945
Corporal Acquilla George Hird (3424) (A31107) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 13 June 1950
Warrant Officer Leslie Percival Keynes (5118) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 24 October 1945
Flight Sergeant Kevin Leonard McNamara (5439) Fatally injured, Died: 14 May 1944


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/26/463


Hurst, D. (Doug) The Fourth Ally: The Dutch forces in Australia in WWII, Doug Hurst, Canberra, 2001

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