Leading Aircraftman Page Herbert PENFOLD

Service No: 433621
Born: Five Dock NSW, 21 March 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 April 1943
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-461), Marrar NSW, 30 January 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert William and Josephine May Penfold, of Glebe Point
Roll of Honour: Barmedman NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Remembrance Grove, Gunnedah NSW

At 0850 hours on 30 January 1944, Wirraway A20-461 flown solo by Leading Aircraftman Penfold crashed at Marrar, New South Wales, and he was killed. He had been detailed to carry out a medium altitude solo cross country flight, but he proceeded 27 miles off course to the town of Marrar. While indulging in low flying, the aircraft hit a tree approximately 100 yards from the home of his cousin and crashed and he was 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, 166/32/290; A9845, 194
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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