Flight Lieutenant George Anderson was a Lockheed Ventura pilot with 13 Squadron.
The photo, courtesy of Robert Boyd, is of Lockheed Ventura A59-89 “V.”
George was born on the 23rd April 1918 at Macleay River, Tasmania. He enlisted on the 20th May 1940.
George was part of the crew of Lockheed Ventura A59-84 of 13 Squadron RAAF which crashed about 800 yards south east of Gould Airfield in the Northern Territory on the 27th January 1945. It had taken off at 0530 hrs on an operational flight. Twenty minutes later, it returned to Batchelor and requested landing instructions. These were given and shortly afterwards the aircraft struck the ground apparently during the approach. It disintegrated and burned on impact. George and five others lost their lives in the acccident.
The photo is of Adelaide River War Cemetry where George is buried.
David Hamilton and Ron Rigg
Updated by Vince Conant June 2013
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