Biography of Donald Munro Mackenzie
Sub-Lieutenant Donald Munro Mackenzie of the RNVR was born in Glasgow and attended Shawlands Academy and the High School of Glasgow. In 1940 he matriculated at the University to study Medicine but volunteered for flying duties with the Fleet Air Arm in February 1942.
Mackenzie trained as a pilot in Britain and in Canada and in February 1944 his squadron was posted to India. Later that year the squadron joined the aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable and provided fighter support for air raids in the Bay of Bengal. On 17 October 1944, returning from a raid on the Nicobar Islands, he was killed when a wheel on his undercarriage broke off and his Hellcat fighter fell from the carrier deck into the sea.
Donald Munro Mackenzie
Born 7 March 1923, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 17 October 1944.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, 1940-42;
Father's Details: Donald MacKenzie; Printer
War Service: Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Lee-on-Solent Memorial, England
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Record last updated: 26th Feb 2013