MCGUIRE, Maurice

Service Number: 401137
Enlisted: 3 January 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Carlton, Victoria, 29 March 1919
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Off Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 17 June 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 401137
3 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
3 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 401137, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John and Ellen McGuire

Husband of Jean Estrelle McGuire of East St. Kilda, Victoria


RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-132 of Number 6 Squadron was reported missing on an operational flight from Hughes Airfield, Darwin - all crew killed:

Pilot Officer Gordon Robert Crawford 403802

Sergeant Maurice McGuire 401137

Pilot Officer Colin Vivian Cantor 411861

Pilot Officer Brian Ernest Long 403888

Sergeant Lawrence Rex Hayward 411908

(USAAF info from Baugher - Aircraft A16-132 was built as 41-23202 - MIA in Timor Sea after engine failure)


All crew are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT