O’SULLIVAN George Joseph 406406

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant George Joseph O’SULLIVAN

Service No: 406406
Born: Subiaco WA, 26 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-55), near Wagga Wagga NSW, 11 May 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Leonard and Jennie O’Sullivan, of Mt. Lawley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 1001 hours on 11 May 1944, Wirraway A20-55 appeared to spin out of control and then crash after emerging from cloud during a dual flying check. The cause of the accident 3 kms south west of the Yarragundry satellite airfield is recorded as unknown. The crew members of A20-55 were:

Leading Aircraftman William Elliott Marks (438000) (Student)
Flight Lieutenant George Joseph O’Sullivan (406406) (Instructor Pilot)

References:

Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 103

Bibliography:

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