Flight Sergeant Donald Malcolm WHITWELL

Service No: 428841
Born: Arncliffe NSW, 23 April 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1942
Unit: No. 3 Communication Unit, Mascot NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Communication Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-409), Mascot, 28 February 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Walter and Agnes Malcolm Whitwell, of Arncliffe
Roll of Honour: Arncliffe NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1500 hours on 28 February 1944 during a non-operational flight, Vultee Vengeance A27-409 crashed at Mascot following a mid-air collision with Royal Aero Club of NSW DeHavilland 60G registration VH-UNB.

The crew members on A27-409 were:

Pilot Officer Robert Allan Batty (417784) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Donald Malcolm Whitwell (428841) (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 A705, 166/43/522

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