Colin William LAW

LAW, Colin William

Service Number: 414048
Enlisted: 20 July 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: 5 Communication Unit RAAF (Garbutt)
Born: Blackall, Queensland, Australia, 2 May 1921
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Iron Range, Queensland, Australia, 14 February 1946, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Townsville War Cemetery, Queensland, Australia
E.B.12., Townsville War Cemetery, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Warwick Roll of Honour WWII, Warwick War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 414048
20 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), Aircrew Training Units
20 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 414048
14 Feb 1946: Involvement Flying Officer, 5 Communication Unit RAAF (Garbutt)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Norseman A71-4 of Number 5 Communication Unit Garbutt was lost over Iron Range in Far North Queensland with all crew onboard killed:

Flying Officer Colin William Law 414048 (Pilot) - Son of William James Law and Frances Law of Blackall, Queensland

Flight Sergeant John Brian Crawford 440276 (Navigator) - Son of Percival and Elsie Alice Crawford of Redcliffe, Queensland

Flight Sergeant George Morris Geisel 440279 (Flying Control NCO - 27OBU) - Son of Edward Henry and May Geisel of Dalby, Queensland