Flying Officer Max Cameron SHORT

Service No: 417242
Born: Adelaide SA, 29 September 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942
Unit: No. 454 Squadron
Died: Air Operations (No. 454 Squadron Baltimore V aircraft FW399), Aegean Sea, 1 June 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Ernest William and Viola Mitchell Short, of Adelaide, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unley SA
Remembered: Column 281, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 1 June 1944, Baltimore FW399 went missing believed shot down at around 1320 hours while shadowing an enemy convoy at approximate position 36.00N 025.00E. At 1305 hours a sighting report was received from the aircraft giving the position of the convoy as 10 miles south of Pholegandros. The crew members of FW399 were:

Warrant Officer George William Liels (420215) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Edward Ernest Quinlan (425216) (Navigator)
Warrant Officer Maxwell John George Schultz (410818) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Max Cameron Short (417242) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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 A705, 166/37/429

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