Leading Aircraftman Eric Harvey McCARTHY

Service No: 80427
Born: Subiaco WA, 3 March 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 May 1942
Unit: No. 1 Radio Installation and Maintenance Unit, Adelaide River NT
Died: Ground Accident, Livingstone Airstrip, NT, 23 November 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry and Elizabeth McCarthy; husband of Elsie Joyce McCarthy, of Harvey, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At Livingstone Airstrip at 1645 hours on 23 November 1943, Spitfire BS 300 (Pilot Flying Officer Arthur John Gould (404062) (Pilot)) ran off the runway on take-off and struck a vehicle parked near the runway, killing the occupants, Flying Officer Charles Henry Bell (118432) and Leading Aircraftman Eric Harvey McCarthy (80427).


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, 273


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1988

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