Flying Officer Lloyd Arthur PERRY

Service No: 416190
Born: Kilkenny SA, 9 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Nadzab PNG
Died: Aircraft Accident: Hollandia and Aitape (No. 4 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-72), near Nadzab, New Guinea, 2 May 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank and Gladys N. D. Perry, of Kilkenny, South Australia; husband of Dorothy Perry, of Woodville Park, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Woodville SA
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

During a test flight on 2 May 1944, at 1348 hours Boomerang A46-72 crashed 8 kms west south west of No. 1 airstrip at Nadzab. A46-72’s pilot, Flying Officer Perry, baled out but his parachute did not fully deploy and he was killed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 143


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

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