SHEA Allan Gillard 406267

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Allan Gillard SHEA

Service No: 406267
Born: Argyle WA, 8 May 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 October 1940
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Nakuru, Kenya
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft Z5693), Kenya, 16 October 1941, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Nakuru North Cemetery, Kenya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Gillett Shea and Alice Maud Shea, of Nedlands, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 16th October 1941, Blenheim Z5693 crashed at 1400 hours at Mwega near Nyemi, Kenya, and the pilot, Sergeant Shea, who was flying solo, 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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/161/128