CRASH OF A DC-2
1/4 MILE FROM NORTHERN BOUNDARY
PARKES AIRFIELD, PARKES, NSW
ON 15 JUNE 1942

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At 1015 hours on 15 June 1942, DC-2 A30-7 of 2 WAGS crashed from approximately 2000 about a quarter of a mile from the northern boundary of Parkes Airfield in New South Wales. Two died during the crash, another died in hospital the following day and the remainder on board were injured as follows:-

Pilot Officer Cyril Richard Neil Lewis (3889), First Pilot, Seriously injured
Flight Lieutenant Norman Charles Philip Blight (A336), Second Pilot, killed
Flying Officer Harold Robert Irving Cox (689), dangerously injured, died the following day
Sergeant William Charles Arthur (61516), killed
Corporal Lionel Bruce Sharpe (4776), slightly injured
Corporal Norman Henry Harris (37296), slightly injured
Leading Aircraftman Ernest Thomas Ryan (42292), slightly injured
Aircraftman 1 Martin Gilday (63372), seriously inured
Aircraftman 1 Donald James Slatter (43622), slightly injured
Aircraftman 1 Edwin Roberts McPhee (18885), slightly injured
Aircraftman 1 John Joseph O'Donnell (42276), Slightly Injured

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Rob Carol for his assistance with this web page. His uncle "Bob" McPhee was slightly injured in this crash.

I'd also like to thank Allan Cain for his assistance with this web page.

 

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