|Rank On Discharge/Death||Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT)|
|Mustering / Specialisation||Pilot|
|Date of Birth||23 Apr 1918|
|Date of Death||27 Jan 1945|
|Contributing Author/s||David Hamilton and Ron Rigg. |
Updated by Vince Conant June 2013
The Spitfire Association
Flight Lieutenant George Anderson was a Lockheed Ventura pilot with 13 Squadron.
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, with the loss of 6 lives as follows:
- F/Lt George Alexander Anderson (22465)
- F/O Charles George Watts (423956)
- F/O Murden Anderson Chowns (426311)
- F/O Bruce Lionel Poole (425050)
- LAC James David Pugh (46571)
- Warrant Officer John Kay (403695)
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.