Enoch George MCDONALD


MCDONALD, Enoch George

Service Number: 45173
Enlisted: 10 July 1941, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 14 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Mount Magnet, Western Australia, 1 November 1915
Home Town: Geraldton, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Pearce, Western Australia, 11 June 1942, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Wesleyan Plot Row HA Grave 635 (GRM/6)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

10 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 45173, Perth, Western Australia
11 Jun 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 45173, No. 14 Squadron (RAAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Aircraftman Enoch George McDonald 45173 and Leading Aircraftman William Henry Norman Veal 29740 were struck by Wirraway A20-127 of 14 Squadron RAAF while acting as Flare Path attendants at RAAF Base Pearce, WA - the aircraft veered to port on take-off before dawn on a lighted flarepath and collided with the two airmen killing them instantly