LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Vincent Charles MONTEROLA

Service No: 2504
Born: Walkerville SA, 20 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 November 1946 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 22 Squadron, RAAF Station Richmond NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 22 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-17), Hazelbrook NSW, 1 August 1940, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Richmond (St Peter) Anglican Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis Melville Monterola and Millicent Eileen Monterola; husband of Mollie Thora Monterola, of Werribee, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Werribee VIC
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1130 hours on 1 August 1940, Wirraway A20-17 crashed in inaccessible bush at Hazelbrook, New South Wales, and both crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Pilot Officer Harry Thomas Hopgood (683) (Pilot)
Sergeant Vincent Charles Monterola (2504) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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, 101

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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