Son of Michael Maher, and of Susan Hannah Maher (nee Johnston), of Dunedin, Otago.
Took off from RNZAF Wigram at 1010 in an Oxford for a solo cross – country flight. At 150 ft the port engine cut out and he crashed near Haswell. Investigations showed that the port fuel tap had not been turned on.
[For Your Tomorrow, Errol Martyn, Volume 1, Page 127]
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21 June 1941
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