CRASH OF A WIRRAWAY
8 KMS EAST OF LORQUON, VIC
ON 2 JULY 1945

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On 2 July 1945, Flight Lieutenant Maxwell Ashdown (Service No. 295326) of 6 Service Flying Training School (6 SFTS) was killed when his CA-7 Wirraway A20-182, based at Nhill airfield, crashed 8 kms east of Lorquon (12 mile north of Nhill) in Victoria. The Wirraway exploded on impact incinerating F/Lt. Ashdown.

 


Photo:- NAA File via Daniel Leahy

Flight Lieutenant Maxwell Ashdown (Service No. 295326

 

F/Lt. Ashdown was buried at Nhill. He was born at Katanning, in Western Australia on 11 December 1918.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Brief History of the Nhill Airforce Base"
by Stephen J. Purchase

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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