Maxwell John PEARCE

PEARCE, Maxwell John

Service Number: 416454
Enlisted: 23 June 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Jamestown, South Australia, Australia, 29 May 1911
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer and Grazier
Died: Accidental, Parafield, South Australia, Australia, 10 December 1942, aged 31 years
Cemetery: St Johns Anglican Church Salisbury
Church of England Plot. Block E. Grave 213
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Penola Scholars Roll of Honor
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World War 2 Service

23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 416454, Aircrew Training Units, Adelaide, SA
23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 416454
10 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 416454, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme, Instructor at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School Parafield - killed in training accident
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Maxwell John Pearce 416454 was killed when Tiger Moth aircraft A17-419 of Number 1 Elementary Flying Training School crashed 9 miles west - north west of Parafield aerodrome, South Australia

The other crewman survived: Leading Aircraftman Victor Cecil Austen 418733 (discharged 1947)

Flying Officer Pearce was the son of Frederick William and Elizabeth Pearce; husband of Joan Shirley Pearce of West Melbourne, Victoria