Maurice Patrick MCGEE

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MCGEE, Maurice Patrick

Service Number: 442296
Enlisted: 10 August 1943, Adelaide
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School Uranquinty
Born: Rose Park, South Australia , 17 March 1925
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Marist Brothers' High School Norwood, Rostrevor College, South Australia
Occupation: Civil Defence Department
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Uranquinty, New South Wales, Australia, 4 April 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery
Plot B Row B Grave 3, Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques
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World War 2 Service

10 Aug 1943: Enlisted Adelaide
4 Apr 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 442296, No. 5 Service Flying Training School Uranquinty

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph Patrick and Mary Veronica McGee, of Linden Park, South Australia.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McGee, of Linden Park, have been notified by the Air Board that their youngest son, Flt Sgt. Maurice Patrick McGee, 20, was killed in an, aircraft accident at Uranquinty, N.S.W., on April 4. He was buried in the Wagga War Memorial Cemetery. Before enlisting he was employed in the Civil Defence Department. He enlisted in 1943, and  gained his wings last year. He was educated at Marist Brothers' High School, Norwood, and later at Rostrevor College. He has three brothers in the services. May his soul rest in  peace.

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Sergeant McGee 442296 from Number 5 Service Flying Training School Uranquinty was killed in the loss of Wirraway aircraft A20-39 at Sandy Creek, NSW when his aircraft collided in mid-air during a formation training flight with Wirraway A20-414 piloted by 438604 Sergeant McDowell (survived, discharged from the RAAF in June 1947)