08.09.1945 No. 768 R.N. Squadron Corsair JT357 Lt. Frank W. McGarry
Date: 08th September 1945
Unit: No. 768 RN Squadron
Base: RAF Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland
Location: Ballycram, 5 miles SSW of airfield
Pilot: Lt (A) Frank Wilfred McGarry O-048970 RCNVR Age 25. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Lt (A) Frank McGarry was killed when his Royal Navy Corsair crashed into a wall during a forced landing at Ballycram after suffering an engine failure. The aircraft burnt out.
At the time he was attached to No. 4 Naval Air Fighter School.
Lt (A) Frank Wilfred McGarry. Ballycranbeg R.C. Churchyard (Mount St. Joseph). Grave 48. Son of Edward John and Agnes McGarry, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. B.A.
Acknowledgments: With many thanks to Joseph Clint for the supply of information and grave photograph. Joseph lives in the Parish of Ballycram.