LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Michael Melville James HASSETT

Service No: 47261
Born: Glanville SA, 27 May 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 November 1941
Unit: No. 13 Aircraft Repair Depot, Breddan QLD
Died: Ground Accident, Townsville QLD, 29 March 1945, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Michael and Hannah Maria Hassett; husband of Eileen Mary Hassett, of St. Kilda, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 26 March 1945, Leading Aircraftman Hassett, a Coppersmith, was dangerously injured in a motor vehicle accident on the Charters Towers Road, two miles from 13 ARD. A leave tender overturned and he was admitted to No 3 Medical Receiving Station. He died of his injuries on 29
March 1945. Leading Aircraftman Bruce Drysdale Green (61686) was killed in the accident.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/1100

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