CRASH OF A WIRRAWAY
1.5 MILES FROM WILLIAMTOWN AIRFIELD, NSW
ON 3 MARCH 1943

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On 3 March 1943, RAAF Wirraway A20-93, of 4 OTU ORB, crashed 1.5 miles from Williamtown aerodrome. Sgt Francis James Callaghan (20203), pilot, and Sgt Edward Albert Thuell WAG, were killed in this crash.

 

The following information is from
the Commonwealth War Graves web site:-

In Memory of
Sergeant FRANCIS JAMES CALLAGHAN

20203, Royal Australian Air Force
who died age 28
on 03 March 1943
Son of John and Mary Veronica Callaghan, of Glen Innes.
Plot E. Row D. Grave 5.
Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery

 

In Memory of
Sergeant EDWARD ALBERT THUELL

413285, Royal Australian Air Force
who died age 22
on 03 March 1943
Son of Albert Edward William and Dinah Thuell; husband of Iris Mary Thuell, of Upper Bingara.
Plot E. Row D. Grave 4,
Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"No. 4 OTU R.A.A.F. Williamtown and R.A.A.F. Vultee Vengeance Operations"
by John Lever

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Wynnum B. Graham and Gordon Clarke for their assistance with this home page.

 

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This page first produced 6 June 2001

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