Sergeant Boyd Olwyn WOLF

Service No: 423274
Born: Enfield NSW, 27 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 85 Squadron, Guildford WA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 85 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-31), Guildford, 22 September 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percy Edward and Lottie Wolf, of Warrawee, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Warrawee NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Knox Grammar School Old Boys War Memorial, Wahroonga NSW

No. 423274 Sergeant WOLF B.O. died as a result of accident to Boomerang A46-31 at 1400 hours.

No. 85 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 22 September 1943

A popular young pilot, Sergeant B.O. Wolf, died after a go around at Guildford in Boomerang A46-31. The plane stalled after turning sharply after take-off. Sergeant Wolf was buried in the War Graves Section, Karrakatta after an Air Force funeral.

Extract from Mitchell, A. (Alan) The Flying Inventor: the autobiography of an RAAF ground engineer, inventor and later pilot, Alan Mitchell, Woodlands WA, 2000 – Page 247


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, 140; A705, 166/44/56
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


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

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