McKECHNIE, James Ian

Plane was an RAAF Bristol Beaufort A9-436 of 32 Sqd. which collided mid-air with RAAF Bristol Beaufort A9-476 15 miles west of Bundaberg, QLD, Australia. The crew of both planes were killed. P/Off McKechnie was on plane A9-436.

Last Name
McKECHNIE
Given Names
James Ian
Service Number
416312
Date of Birth
05/06/1922
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
24/05/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
21/08/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 17
Intake Date
16/08/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
21/04/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
32 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Killed aircraft accident Bundaberg QLD Australia
Date of Death
21/04/1944
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Bundaberg General Cemetery QLD Australia
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Plane was an RAAF Bristol Beaufort A9-436 of 32 Sqd. which collided mid-air with RAAF Bristol Beaufort A9-476 15 miles west of Bundaberg, QLD, Australia. The crew of both planes were killed. P/Off McKechnie was on plane A9-436.

Posting on Death
32 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - McKechnie James - Service Number 416312 (edited-4)
1WAGS - McKechnie James - Service Number 416312 (edited-4)
1WAGS - McKechnie James - Service Number 416312 (funeral_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial