John Alfred HARVIE


HARVIE, John Alfred

Service Number: 407672
Enlisted: 10 December 1940, Adelaide
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Inglewood, New Zealand, 13 November 1918
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Egypt, 4 March 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

10 Dec 1940: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 407672
10 Dec 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer John Alfred Harvie 407672 of 14SQN RAF (AHQ Western Desert) was killed when he misjudged his approach to Maaten Bagush airfield (Egypt) while flying Blenheim IV aircraft Z7893 on a ferry flight to 14 Squadron from Qasaba

His port wing struck the Officers Mess causing the aircraft to crash and burst into flames

Details of the incident are from the book “RAF Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-42” by David Gunby & Pelham Temple