Sergeant Donald Gregory WILUM

Service No: 416639
Born: Wallaroo SA, 15 March 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 2 Aircraft Park, Bankstown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Aircraft Park Kittyhawk aircraft A29-511), off West Hill Island QLD, 16 October 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Annie Sarah Wilum, of Wallaroo, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1022 hours on 16 October 1922, Kittyhawk A29-511 piloted by Sergeant Wilum crashed into the sea about 10 kms south of West Hill Island, near Mackay, Queensland, during a non-operational ferry flight.


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 A9845, 160


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Wilson, S. (Stewart) Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1988

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