CRASH OF RAAF KITTYHAWK
AT KEMPSEY, NSW ON 8 MARCH 1942
AT MILDURA, VIC ON 1 DECEMBER 1942
AT MILDURA, VIC ON 14 JANUARY 1943
AT MILDURA, VIC ON 19 MARCH 1943
Subject: A29-1 Vic 15
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 16:51:14 +1100
From: "Rick Hanning" <email@example.com>
Found out A29-1 crashed at Kempsey NSW on the 8th March 1942. On 22nd May 1942 it was allotted to 5 AD for repairs. On the 15th Oct 1942 it was allotted to 2 OTU Mildura. On the 1st Dec 1942 it had a accident at Mildura. Port Wing Tip, U/carriage, Airscrew damaged. On the 14th Jan 1943 it had a landing accident at Mildura. The starboard Oleo leg collapsed. On the 19th March 1943 it crashed for the final time at Mildura. The File 9/16/982 can be obtained from the Archives Canberra.
NOTE:- I've found a Lloyd Henry Holliday of 75 Squadron who died at Kempsey on 7 March 1942. John Moremon says that A29-1 crashed at Kempsey on 8 March 1942 and the pilot was killed but Stewart WIlson's book says it crashed at Mildura. Which one is right?
Gordon Clarke told me on 16 June 2001 that P/O L H Holliday was the pilot killed at Kempsey in A29-1.
In Memory of
LLOYD HENRY HOLLIDAY
Royal Australian Air Force
who died on
Saturday, 7th March 1942. Age 23.
Additional Information: Son of Henry Alston Stanley Holliday and Constance Margaret Holliday, of Greenwich; husband of Lorraine Lillian Bedford Holliday, of Longueville.
NORTHERN SUBURBS GENERAL CEMETERY, New South
Grave Reference/Panel Number: C. of E. Sec. K6. Grave 6.
4 MILES SOUTH WEST OF MILDURA AIRFIELD
ON 4 AUGUST 1943
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