Mervyn Francis NOLAN


NOLAN, Mervyn Francis

Service Number: 414505
Enlisted: 11 October 1941, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 453 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Wondai, Queensland, 22 October 1918
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Postal employee/Butter packer
Died: Accidental (air crash), Trevellas, Cornwall, England, 13 September 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Saint Illogan Parish Churchyard Cemetery, England
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Murgon Memorial Wall, Murgon RSL Honour Board, Murgon War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

11 Oct 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 414505, Brisbane, Queensland
13 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 414505, No. 453 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Crashed when Piloting a Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc (reg. EE727) when he missed his approach for Perranporth RAAF station, and was climbing away for a second attempt at landing, when the aircraft he was piloting hit an electricity pole and wires. Hitting the electricity pole caused the aircraft to stall, and then crash into a cottage in Trevellas where S & A.Walker and their son lived. Mr S.Walker did not appear to be at the scene as the aircraft crashed. Mrs A.Walker was left with injuries, whilst her son, Barry Walker (4 years) was killed. Barry is buried at St.Agnes Cemetery.