Leading Aircraftman Albert Victor QUIRK

Service No: 40960
Born: Morwell VIC, 2 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 June 1941
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-96), near Wagga Wagga NSW, 27 September 1944, Aged 24 years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Augustus and Gertrude Effie Quirk, of South Yarra, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Trafalgar VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1045 hours on 27 September 1944, Wirraway A20-96 crashed two miles north of the Narrandera road, 11miles from Wagga, and the crew was killed. The aircraft crashed during a non-operational instrument flying training flight.

The crew members of A20-96 were:

Leading Aircraftman Albert Victor Quirk (40960) (Trainee Dual Pilot)
Pilot Officer Brian Augustus Raftery (432264) (Instructor Pilot)


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, 166/34/25

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