Maxwell Robert WALKER

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WALKER, Maxwell Robert

Service Number: 417682
Enlisted: 20 June 1942, Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2 Operational Training Unit (Mildura)
Born: Burra, South Australia, 15 November 1920
Home Town: Burra, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Mildura, Victoria, Australia, 5 August 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
War Graves Plot C. Row A. Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1942: Involvement Sergeant, SN 417682
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Adelaide
5 Aug 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, 2 Operational Training Unit (Mildura)

Killed in aircraft accident at Mildura

Mr. A.L. Walker, of Burra, has been advised that his son, Sgt. Maxwell Robert Walker, 22, was killed in an aircraft accident at Mildura on August 5. He enlisted
in June last year, received his wings in April last, and had been recommended for a commission. Before enlistment he was employed in the wireless department of
Lenroc's.

The Advertiser Tuesday 17 August 1943 page 3

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Alfred Leslie and Mary Lynda Walker of Burra, South Australia

Pilot of Kittyhawk aircraft A29-1 of Number 2 Operational Training Unit which crashed near Mildura, Victoria

(This aircraft was re-built after crashing in 1942 killing Pilot Officer Holliday 411786 of 75SQN)