Pilot Officer [Pilot]

John George Irvine

Conflict: 
WW2
Additional Information: 

Son of Alexander and Helen Irvine, of Wellington City, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES

Public Contributions:

John was piloting a Whitely bomber during night flying exercises when it crashed into a hill above Tomatin near Inverness, Scotland killing four of the seven men on board. Time 6.30pm, Jan 6, 1942. I... Read More
John was piloting a Whitely bomber during night flying exercises when it crashed into a hill above Tomatin near Inverness, Scotland killing four of the seven men on board. Time 6.30pm, Jan 6, 1942. It was dark and misty and some of the nav gear was experimental and faulty. Bits of the plane are on display at Midlands Air Museum, Coventry.


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
41987
Name:
John George Irvine
Rank: 
Pilot Officer
Additional Rank:
Pilot
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Mr A. Irvine (father), 92 Constable Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Armed Force: 
Air Force
Unit:
Royal New Zealand Air Force

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed on active service
Date of Death:
06 January 1942
Day of Death:
Tuesday
Age at Death: 
22
Conflict: 
WW2

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
Royal New Zealand Air Force

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
Grave 21. Row A.
Cemetery Location: 
United Kingdom
John George Irvine
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