Alwyne James Galvin

Pilot Flying Officer Alwyne James Galvin served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force when his De Havilland Mosquito crashed in Co. Down on 14th March 1944.

Flying Officer

Alwyne James Galvin

417044

Flying Officer Alwynne James Galvin flew with RAF No. 60 Operational Training Unit when his De Havilland Mosquito crashed to the east of Dromore, Co. Down in Northern Ireland.

Flying Officer Alwyne James Galvin (417044) served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of John Galvin and Kathleen Galvin of Turua, Auckland, New Zealand.

Flying Officer Galvin died on 14th March 1944 aged 23 years old. He was the pilot of De Havilland Mosquito DZ718 with RAF No. 60 Operational Training Unit based at RAF High Ercall, Shropshire. The Mark II plane flew into a hill 3 miles east of Dromore, Co. Down on a practice night intruder flight.

Alwyne James Galvin’s grave is in Section E, Grave 40 of Eglantine Church of Ireland, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. The Mosquito’s Navigator, Sergeant Jack Bramwell (1458644), also died in the crash.

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