CULHANE, Maurice Michael

Plane was a Beaufort A9-426 which took off from No.1 OTU East Sale on a training flight from East Sale to Paynesville, Western Junction and back. The plane disappeared near Orbost and although sightings were reported by locals the plane and crew were never found. It is believed that the aircraft had gone into the sea and all four crew were lost.

Last Name
CULHANE
Given Names
Maurice Michael
Service Number
438382
Date of Birth
20/09/1925
Birth Location
Bunyip VIC.
Enlistment Date
08/10/1943
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
09/12/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 46
Intake Date
09/12/1943
Finish Date
23/06/1944
To
AGS
Kill or Discharge Date
13/01/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
1 OTU
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air accident non-operational flight Orbost VIC. Australia
Date of Death
13/01/1945
Age
19
Cemetery / Memorial
Sydney Memorial NSW
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Plane was a Beaufort A9-426 which took off from No.1 OTU East Sale on a training flight from East Sale to Paynesville, Western Junction and back. The plane disappeared near Orbost and although sightings were reported by locals the plane and crew were never found. It is believed that the aircraft had gone into the sea and all four crew were lost.

Posting on Death
1 Operational Training Unit
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - CULHANE Maurice Michael - Service Number 438382
1WAGS - CULHANE Maurice Michael - Service Number 438382 (edited-2)
1WAGS - CULHANE Maurice Michael - Service Number 438382 (new)

Acknowledgements

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