Flight Sergeant Allan William O’BRIEN

Service No: 421028
Born: Junee NSW, 1 July 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: RAF Station Abu Sueir
Died: Aircraft Accident (Spitfire aircraft ES336), Egypt, 28 February 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas William and Catherine Irene O’Brien; husband of Ethel Joan O’Brien, of Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mosman NSW
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Junee Cenotaph, Junee NSW

On the 28 February 1944, Spitfire ES336 flown by Flight Sergeant O’Brien and Spitfire JL242 flown by Flight Sergeant Anthony Herbert Moss (421368) collided in mid-air and crashed 10 miles south east of Abu Sueir aerodrome and both Pilots were killed.


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, 166/31/161
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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