VEAL William Henry 29740

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman William Henry Norman VEAL

Service No: 29740
Born: Midland Junction WA, 18 February 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 January 1941
Unit: No. 14 Squadron, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: 15 June 1942 (as the result of a Ground Accident involving No. 25 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-127 at RAAF Station Pearce WA on 11 June 1942), Aged 33 Years
Buried: Fremantle Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Edith Veal; husband of Jessie Veal of Fremantle.
Roll of Honour: Fremantle WA
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Wirraway A20-127, Flight Sergeant Aloysius John Nevill (406489) (Pilot) and Flight Sergeant George Dudley Erwin (257186) (Observer). During takeoff Aircraft struck two airmen on flare path duty during night flying, one airman being killed instantly and the other dying two days later.

No. 25 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 11 June 1942

The other airman fatally injured in this accident, Aircraftman Class 1 Enoch .George McDonald, (45173) died instantly.

References:

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 105

Bibliography:

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