Warrant Officer Percy James PRITCHARD

Service No: 3097
Born: Fairfield VIC, 3 July 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 November 1937
Unit: No. 23 Squadron, Archerfield QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 23 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-15), Southport QLD, 29 May 1940, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percy Dowdall Pritchard and Hilda Eliza Victoria Pritchard, of Kew.
Roll of Honour: Collingwood VIC
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1000 hrs on 29 May 1940, Wirraway A20-15 crashed and burned at Southport, killing crew members Flying Officer Kevin Ansell Goman (service number unavailable) (Pilot) and Warrant Officer Percy James Pritchard (3097) (Second Pilot).


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, 101


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

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