Sergeant Peter Blair McLAUGHLAN

Service No: 407063
Born: Brisbane QLD, 7 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Amberley, QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-169), near Amberley QLD, 15 April 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Ipswich General Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Isabel Mary McLaughlan, of Somerton, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Glenelg SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 15 April 1941, Wirraway A20-169 dived into ground at 15 kms west of Amberley at Mutdapilly during air to ground bombing practice and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-169 were:

Leading Aircraftman Reginald Victor Harvey (406246) (Trainee Pilot)
Sergeant Peter Blair McLaughlan (407063) (Instructor Pilot)


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, 107

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