George Alexander ANDERSON


ANDERSON, George Alexander

Service Number: 22465
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia, 23 April 1918
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Northern Territory, Australia, 27 January 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby War Memorial, George Anderson Memorial Park
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 22465

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William John and Ruby Georgina Marion Anderson, of Dalby, Queensland.


Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Anderson, of Dalby, have received from His Excellency the Governor General of Australia the commission appointing their son, the late. Flight Lieutenant George Alexander Anderson, as an officer of the Royal Australian Air Force . Flight Lieut. Anderson, whilst on a bombing expedition, was killed when his plane crashed at Batchelor,  Northern Territory on January 26th 1945.

Very deep regret was felt in Dalby on Monday when word was received of the death of Flight/Lieut. George Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs, W.J. Anderson, of Dalby, in the Northern Territory on Saturday last.

Flight/Lieut. Anderson, who was a member of the R.A.A.F., in the course of his duties, was flying a Venture plane, which, information received by his parents staves, disintegrated upon landing at an airfield. The circumstances are not yet fully, known. Flight/Lieut. Anderson, who was 26 years of age and unmarried, was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Anderson, and had spent a good deal of his time, in Dalby and Stanthorpe. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Mr. R. Anderson, of The Summit, near Stanthorpe. He had a very interesting career as an airman, and was
particularly keen and enthusiastic in aviation maters. He had a wide circle of friends in the Dalby district who have been grieved at the sacrifice of his life made in the 'service of his country'.


Biography contributed by David Barlow

Ventura A59-84 of Number 13 Squadron RAAF crashed near Gould Strip, Batchelor, NT killing all on board:

Warrant Officer John Kay 403695 - Son of Duncan and Margaret Kay of Manly, NSW

Flight Lieutenant George Alexander Anderson 22465 - Son of William John and Ruby Georgina Marion Anderson of Dalby, Queensland

Flying Officer Nurden Anderson Chowns 426311 - Son of Francis and Helena Chowns of Nambour, Queensland

Flying Officer Charles George Watts 423956 - Son of Arthur Benjamin and Ellen Amelia Watts & Husband of Ruth Joyce Watts of Chatswood, NSW

Leading Aircraftman James David Pugh 46571 - Son of Thomas John and Mary Pugh & Husband of Dorothy Mary Pugh of Southern Cross, WA

Flying Officer Bruce Lionel Poole 425050 - Son of Lionel Arthur and Pauline Minna Poole of Coorparoo, Queensland

Parts from aircraft A59-84 are on display at the Darwin Aviation Museum