LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Harold Graham PACE

Service No: 270824
Born: Brisbane QLD, 31 October 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 March 1940
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 3 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft AL172), Libya, 13 May 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Harold and Jeanie Christie Pace; husband of Ida Frances Pace, of Dalveen, Queensland, Australia. B.A., LL.B. Hons.
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Column 264, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 May 1942, Kittyhawk AL172 flown by Flying Officer Pace was one of 12 aircraft carrying out an offensive patrol over a forward area. When over Acroma the formation was attacked by 2 Me109s and AL172 was shot down and Flying Officer Pace was killed.

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, 163/51/127