LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Donald John MURN

Service No: 437054
Born: Port Pirie West, 15 December 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 October 1942
Unit: No. 13 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 13 Service Flying Training School Harvard aircraft 2863), Quebec, Canada, 28 December 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery, Canada
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil Pennant Murn and Susannah Pearl Murn, of Solomon Town, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Port Pirie SA
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

During aerobatic practice on 28 December 1943, Harvard 2863 crashed at 1728 hours at Boucherville, Quebec. The pilot, Leading Aircraftman Murn, flying solo, was killed.

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 A9301, 437054

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