James Eric COVELL

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COVELL, James Eric

Service Number: 405833
Enlisted: 21 June 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 8 July 1921
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), At sea - between Townsville and Cairns, Queensland, 19 July 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 405833
21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 405833
21 Jun 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 405833
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 405833

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Pilot Officer James Eric Covell 405833 and Flying Officer Maurice Samuel Thomas 2080 (272080) were killed when Tiger Moth A17-476 of Station Headquarters Townsville crashed between Townsville and Cairns, Queensland - their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Sydney Memorial