Peter Ogilvie GRAHAM

GRAHAM, Peter Ogilvie

Service Number: QX26597
Enlisted: 5 January 1942, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd Military Landing Group
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 14 August 1909
Home Town: Norman Park, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk/Shipping Manager
Died: Accidental (Air crash), New Guinea, 1 October 1944, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
No known grave- Panel No. 1, Lae Memorial, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lae Memorial, Melbourne Cricket Club WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

5 Jan 1942: Enlisted QX26597, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, QX26597
1 Oct 1944: Involvement Lieutenant, QX26597, 2nd Military Landing Group

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Peter Ogilvie GRAHAM was born on 14th August, 1909 in Melbourne, Victoria

His parents were James Albert GRAHAM and Katherine Masterton OGILVIE

He married Dorothy Foster YOUNGMAN on 29th July 1938 at All Saints Church, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland

Peter enlisted with the Australian Army on 5th January, 1942 - He was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Australian Military Landing Group - 1st Australian Corps AQ and HQ Units

He died on 1st October, 1944 in New Guinea (Death was presumed & not in battle)

He is honoured on the Lae Memorial, Australian War Memorial & the Brisbane Roll of Honour.

"Mission History
On October 1, 1944 took off from Cyclops Drome near Hollandia on a flight bound for Finschafen Airfield. Aboard was a flight crew from the 70th Troop Carrier Squadron and passengers from the U. S. Army, two U. S. Navy and six Australian passengers. Last seen on take off, this C-47 failed to arrive at its destination. The next day at 9:00am, it was determined that this C-47 had never arrived, and radio messages were relayed to all stations south of Hollandia, that confirmed the plane had not landed or contacted any other stations. Then, it was declared Missing In Action (MIA).

On October 3, 1944 starting at 7:30am, two C-47s searched between Hollandia and Hansa Bay over land and sea routes, flying eight hours each. All planes in this vicinity were advised of the missing aircraft. On October 4, 1944 starting at 6:30am, two C-47s searched the inland route to Finschafen flying ten hours, without results." - READ MORE LINK (