EVAN, Neil Grosvenor

Plane was a Lockheed 18-56 LodeStar [Qantas] which crashed into a mountain slope 13 km west of the Port Moresby Airport and was destroyed by impact forces. Four crew including F/Sgt Evan, radio operator, and eleven passengers were killed. Qantas the Australian National Carrier was performing this flight on behalf of the RAAF and all passengers were US and RAAF soldiers and officers. By date this crash is considered as the worst accident for Qantas since its foundation.

Last Name
EVAN
Given Names
Neil Grosvenor
Service Number
417064
Date of Birth
04/10/1922
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
06/12/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
05/04/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 24
Intake Date
02/04/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
26/11/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
4 COM Flight
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying accident New Guinea
Date of Death
26/11/1943
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Port Moresby Bomana War Cemetery
Notes

Plane was a Lockheed 18-56 LodeStar [Qantas] which crashed into a mountain slope 13 km west of the Port Moresby Airport and was destroyed by impact forces. Four crew including F/Sgt Evan, radio operator, and eleven passengers were killed. Qantas the Australian National Carrier was performing this flight on behalf of the RAAF and all passengers were US and RAAF soldiers and officers. By date this crash is considered as the worst accident for Qantas since its foundation.

Posting on Death
4 Communication Flight Archerfield
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - EVAN Neil Grosvenor - Service Number 417064 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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