06.11.1941 No. 148 Squadron Wellington II Z8365 BS-H P/O. McMaster
Operation: Acceptance Test
Date: 6th November 1941
Unit: No. 148 Squadron
Type: Wellington II
Location: Kabrit, Egypt
Pilot: P/O. Hugh McMaster AUS/404110 RAAF Age 25. Killed
Pilot 2: Sgt. Donald Ferguson Muir 980442 RAFVR Age 26. Killed
Ground Crew: Ac1st Class Herbert Albert Penfold 1262626 RAFVR Age 20. Killed
Ground Crew: Lac. William Ernest Clark 16876 RAAF Age 27. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off on an acceptance test and stalled on approach. The port engine was feathered but the pilot turned to port.
The aircraft then rapidly lost height, crashed and burst into flames. The two pilots on board were killed and also two ground crew.
Left: Grave marker for P/O. McMaster and above Fayid War cemetery
P/O. Hugh McMaster. Fayid War Cemetery 1.E.5. Son of Hugh and Lilly Alexandre, husband of Audrey Eileen Patricia of Hamilton, Queensland.
Sgt. Donald Ferguson Muir. Fayid War Cemetery 1.E.9. Son of Bruce and Agnes Mabel of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand.
Ac.1st Class Herbert Albert Penfold. Fayid War Cemetery 1.E.11. Son of Arthur Frederick and Ethel Maud of Hornchurch, Essex, England.
L.a.c. William Ernest Clark. Fayid War Cemetery 1.E.7. Son of Edgar and Mary, husband of Doreen Mary of Subiaco, Western Australia.