LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Patrick John HEALY

Service No: 416672
Born: Broken Hill NSW, 25 May 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-28), Bass Strait, 12 September 1942, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Nicholas and Annie Healy; husband of Ellen Wynne Healy, of Croydon, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On an operational exercise on 12 September 1942, Beaufort A9-28 went missing in Bass Strait between Bairnsdale and Flinders Island sometime between 0619 and 1419 hours. The crew members of A9-28 were:

Sergeant Andrew Basil Barton (403304) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Allan Cuthill (10693)
Sergeant Patrick John Healy (416672)
Sergeant Peter Kimber Pugh (416700)

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 A9845, 241

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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