MACAULAY – Frank Alfred Conway

Aircrew  FS  Frank Alfred Conway,  MACAULEY
Service No: R65534  Service: RCAF
Trade/Branch:   W.Op/ Air Gnr.
Nationality: Bahamas
Disposal:   KIA   Age  22  yrs   Date Died:    16 Sep 1942

Buried At: Bexhill Cemetery
Grave/Memorial : Div. Q. Sec. E. Row A. Grave 1.
Next of Kin: Son of Timothy A. Macauley, and Margaret C. Macauley, of Nassau, Bahamas.

[Source: CWGC]

2 additions to “MACAULAY – Frank Alfred Conway”

  1. Peter Cunliffe adds:

    He was with 22 otu when killed on a training flight.

  2. Peter Clarke adds:

    16/09/1942 Wellington X9671 of 22 OTU lost a wing during a flying test prior to operations against Essen and crashed at Pebworth. P/O A J Fawcett RCAF, W/O J W O’Brien RCAF, F/Sgt F A Macauley RCAF, P/O H Casimiri RCAF, F/Sgt D H Halstead RCAF, AC1 L Holloway and AC2 D McMillan were all killed.

    Rest of the Crew
    Pilot – Pilot Officer Albert John Fawcett, aged 22, of St Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Buried Evesham Cemetery.,%20ALBERT%20JOHN
    Observer – Warrant Officer John William O’Brien, aged 21, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Buried Evesham Cemetery'BRIEN,%20JOHN%20WILLIAM
    Wireless Operator/Air Gunner – Pilot Officer Harry Casimiri, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Buried
    Evesham Cemetery.,%20HARRY
    Wireless Operator/Air Gunner –Flight Sergeant David Harry Halstead, aged 21, of Hollyburn, British Columbia, Canada. Buried at Evesham Cemetery.,%20DAVID%20HARRY
    Ground Crew – Aircraftman 1st Class Leslie Holloway, aged 20, of Camberwell Green, London. Buried at Evesham Cemetery.,%20LESLIE
    Ground Crew – Aircraftman 2nd Class Daniel McMillan, aged 36, of Coatbridge, Scotland.,%20DANIEL

    The crash report can be ordered from the National Archive. Location of the crash is given as near Stratford Aerodrome.

    His headstone can be seen here:-

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