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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Morley wrote:
Name: DONALDSON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: 176101
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 23/6/1945
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Margaret Donaldson, of Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Grave Reference: Plot C, Row C, Grave 10
Cemetery: Richmond War Cemetery.


This lad died a long way from home - Richmond, New South Wales!
(40 miles north-west of Sydney)

The RAF Commands Forum has:
24-6-1945
Kittyhawk III A29-307 [Curtis P40 Kittyhawk an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft]
Ferry Flight, No.2 AD, Richmond.
Ferry to 2 OTU, Mildura.

Took off from Richmond airfield, NSW, on a ferry flight to Mildura in Victoria. The aircraft failed to gain altitude after take-off from Richmond airfield and managed to do part of a circuit, when it stalled in the turn, hit the ground and burst into flames.

176101 F/O George DONALDSON RAFVR


Commissioned 3rd Apr. 1944. Flight Sgt.1128902 George DONALDSON (176101).
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