Leading Aircraftman Shane Anthony Vernon O’GORMAN

Service No: 405877
Born: Sydney NSW, 27 April 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 2 Service Flying Training School, Forrest Hill NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-248), near Wagga Wagga NSW, 26 February 1942, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Vernon Patrick and Rose Ann O’Gorman, of Blackheath
Roll of Honour: Blackheath NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Blackheath and District Roll of Honour, Blackheath NSW

On 26 February 1942, Wirraway A20-248 flown solo by Leading Aircraftman O’Gorman crashed at the Springs Bombing range, 15 miles south west of the Wagga Wagga aerodrome and he was killed. The aircraft was on an air to ground gunnery exercise and it failed to pull out of a dive.


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, 163/148/197; A9845, 109
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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