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|Pilot WgCdr Joshua Roger Gray McDonald, 86 C. O. 13 Squadron (MIA / KIA) Brighton Beach, VIC
Crew F/O Ralph Henry Pope, 829 (MIA / KIA) Waikerie, SA
Crew Sgt Wallace Roy Foreman, 400173 (MIA / KIA) Oakleigh, VIC
Crew Sgt Walter John Nagel, 406460 (MIA / KIA) Mount Lawley, WA
Crashed December 10, 1941 at 5:45am
On May 26, 1941 took off with a crew including F/O R G Cornfoot, F/O O R MacDonald, Sgt H R Humrick, 404211 and LAC J Currie, 8813 while landing at Darwin Airfield, this Hudson ground looped when the starboard brake seized. The crew was not injured in the crash. Afterwards, repaired.
On July 22, 1941 while being towed, suffered panel damage. Afterwards, repaired.
On September 13, 1941 assigned to Darwin HQ for use on a tour of the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Afterwards on September 20, 1941 returned to 13 Squadron. On November 15, 1941 assigned to 1 Air Depot (1 AD) then returned to 13 Squadron seven days later.
During early 1942, McDonald Airfield was named "McDonald Airfield" in honor of Wing Commander Joshua Roger Gray McDonald.
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