Leading Aircraftman William Thomas NORTHWAY

Service No: 401460
Born: Drouin VIC, 18 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-272), near Deniliquin NSW, 20 June 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: White Hills Cemetery,
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Norman Northway, and stepson of Rita M. Northway, of White Hills, Bendigo
Roll of Honour: Bendigo VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 20 June 1941, Wirraway A20-272 crashed at Moroco West, 40 kms south west of Deniliquin, New South Wales, at about 1730 hours and both crew members were killed. The aircraft was on a cross country training flight and the cause of the accident is obscure. The crew members of A20-272 were:

Leading Aircraftman William Thomas Northway (401460) (Trainee Pilot)
Flying Officer Maurice Garnet Woods (850) (Instructor 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, 110


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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