George Webb MADDRELL

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MADDRELL, George Webb

Service Number: 422214
Enlisted: 25 April 1942, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 32 Operational Training Unit (RCAF Patricia Bay)
Born: Elsternwick, Victoria, 25 August 1922
Home Town: Burwood, Burwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Apprentice draftsman
Died: Accidental (training air crash), Canada, 4 June 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lost Airmen of the Empire, Patricia Bay, Canada, Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada
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World War 2 Service

25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 422214, Sydney, New South Wales
4 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 422214, 32 Operational Training Unit (RCAF Patricia Bay), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Hampden AN100 hit water near Grays Harbor, Washington, USA - (Information sourced by Doug Rollins)

"...the Hampden Bomber had a known design flaw - the twin rudders were too small and if the pilot tried to bank at slow speed it would “yaw”, slide sideways and often not recover." - Peter Brand

Other Crew members who perished in that accident;

418185 Sgt. Grant Charles SENGER (/explore/people/646570) - RAAF of Moonee Ponds, Victoria

1395495 Sgt. Jack RALPH - RAF of Ton-Pentre, Wales

961519 Sgt. William Frederick BARKER - RAF of Little Clacton, Essex

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