LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Arthur Cornelius MULCAHY

Service No: 422234
Born: Annandale NSW, 24 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 34 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 34 Operational Training Unit Ventura aircraft AE186), Nova Scotia, 25 June 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Windsor (St John the Evangelist) Cemetery, Nova Scotia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cornelius and Elvena Frances Mulcahy; husband of Helen Anne Mulcahy, of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Flight Lieutenant John Francis Mulcahy (403946)

On 25 June 1943, Ventura AE186 took off detailed to carry out a low level cross country flight. Nothing was heard from the aircraft and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Sunnerside, near Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of AE186 were:

Pilot Officer George Wellington Cowie (422262) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Clifford Avery Griffiths (421703) (RNZAF) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Pilot Officer John Clark Loucks (J/26843) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Arthur Cornelius Mulcahy (422234) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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, 166/28/101