Alexander Charles (Lex) MCNAB


MCNAB, Alexander Charles

Service Number: 405420
Enlisted: 29 March 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 27 July 1918
Home Town: Peachester, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland University
Occupation: Lawyer B.A., LL.B.
Died: Flying Battle, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia , 2 May 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Northern Territory Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 405420
29 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Alexander Charles McNab 405420 of Number 452 Squadron was killed in the loss of RAAF Spitfire aircraft BS162 near Darwin, NT following a confrontation between Spitfire aircraft from 54SQN 452SQN & 457SQN and a large Japanese attacking force consisting of 20 bomber aircraft and 25 - 30 fighters

Son of Dudley Alexander McNab and Jean Christina McNab

Lex, who had secured his B.A. and LL.B. degrees at Queensland University, was particularly proficient in Enlgand, French and Latin.  His parentes endowed a prize at Brisbane Grammar School for thiese languages in his memory.

Husband of Margaret Enid McNab of Peachester, Queensland

Commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located in Adelaide River War Cemetery