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Wirraway A20-2 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wirraway A20-2

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wirraway A20-2

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerJames Norman ALEXANDER () Pilot Wirraway A20-2  Forum Post 1940-01-1521 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaRandwick General Cemetery, Syd
SergeantWilliam Kenneth PLATT (1791) Wirraway A20-2  Forum Post 1940-01-1521 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaNew South Wales Cremation Memo

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P/O Harold David Christian RAAF 400779Hi Roy, I realize your original request was for aircraft identities, that notwithstanding, I am providing the following unsolicited data on AUS400779 H.D.Christian RAAF, for the benefit of others on account of the difficulty in locating this info at the Australian National Archives (there being no A9845 Accident Report on the incident). Operations Record Book Form A.50 No 2 S.F.T.S.,Wagga, N.S.W. Summary of Events Sheet No.9 Place:Wagga Date:1941 FORCED LANDINGS AND ACCIDENTS 28/3/41 Wirraway A20-27, 1st Pilot, Pilot Officer Parsons (AUS250826 L.E.H.PARSONS), 2nd Pilot, L.A.C. CHRISTIAN (AUS400779 H.D.CHRISTIAN). Brakes seized during landing run, aircraft turned on back - Damage to port mainplane, fin rudder, sliding hood, ring cowls, wireless mast, crash struck[sic] in cockpit. Injury to Personnel: Pilot Officer Parsons, sprained right wrist - X-ray shows no fractures - slight bruising and shock. L.A.C. Christian - Bruising on left elbow and injury to left knee, minor abrasions and shock See: NAA: A9186 475, p.239 of 310. Some of this information might be mentioned in Christian's A705, but that is undigitised, so unavailable. Likewise Parson's A705. It all adds to the mix ! Regards, Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 1st December 2008 05:53:55
P/O Harold David Christian RAAF 400779Hi Col Thanks for the Form A 50 details on the accident of Wirraway A20-27 with Christian. I only found what was available on the Australian NA in the digital version which was extensive. Christian was admitted to 2 (?) Hospital from 14-7-41 to 20-7-41, this was months after the 28-3-41 accident. Would you know the location of this hospital and also on 27-6-41 was with 1 GD. Where was this establishment please. Any help gratefully accepted. Thank you, Roy ....Read More.Roy Nixon on 2nd December 2008 04:50:46
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationMacleay Argus 16 Jan 1940 Pilot Officer James Norman ALEXANDER () Pilot 1940-01-15 Australia Randwick General Cemetery, Syd Sergeant William Kenneth PLATT (1791) 1940-01-15 Wirraway Crash CAC CA-5 Wirraway Owner/operator: 21 Sqn RAAF Registration: A20-2 [url][/url] KILLED IN AIR CRASH. MELBOURNE, Tuesday. Two air force men, Pilot Officer James Norman Alexander (20) and Temporary Sergt. William Kenneth Platt (27), were killed yesterday when an aeroplane in which they were training crashed near Laverton and "burst into flames. The plane, which was flying in formation, stalled dur ing a turn and spun into the ground from 1000 feet, and caught fire. Later: WIRRAWAY CRASH Pilot's "Slight Misuse Of Controls" MELBOURNE. February 12. Flying-Offleer J. H. Harper told the Coroner (Mr. Tíngate, P.M.) today that he considered that slight misuse of the controls by the pilot had led to the fatal Wirraway crash at Laverton on January 15. James Norman Alexander (19), pilot, and William Kenneth Platt (27), ob- server, were killed in the crash which occurred as they were about to land after a formation fligh ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 10th December 2018 03:28:10
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationPilot Officer James Norman ALEXANDER () Pilot 1940-01-15 Australia Randwick General Cemetery, Syd Sergeant William Kenneth PLATT (1791) 1940-01-15 Australia New South Wales Cremation Memo CAC Wirraway A20-20 CA-1 PO James Norman Alexander of Randwick NSW (later 1 Aircraft Depot [1AD], killed in an accident at Laverton, Melbourne Vic on 15 January 1940); FUNERAL OF AIRMEN -» Crash Victims Full Air Force honours were accorded yesterday to Pilot-Officer James Norman Alexander and Ser- geant William Kenneth Platt, of the Royal Australian Air Force who were killed in a plane crash at Laverton on Monday ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 11th December 2018 09:11:34
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationLeading Aircraftman John Gray LEMON (400371) Wirraway A20-25 2 miles west of Brucedale 17/12/1940 .Lac J G Lemon Ser#400371 killed. Converted to components. 1940-12-17 Australia PLANE CRASHES NEAR WAGGA Trainee Pilot Killed A trainee piiot was killed when an Air Force plane crash-<*> ed near Wagga late yesterday I afternoon. The victim was Leading Aircrafts man John Gray Lemon, 20, of Cor ack Road, Donald, Victoria, trie R.A.A.F. Central Area Headquarters s'ated. , "Whilst carrying out instrument i flying and aerobatics practice in a ringle-engined R.A.A.P. aircraft late yesterday afternoon, Lemon wa's killed when his aircraft swung into a spin' two miles west of Brucedale, New South Wales," it was stated. "Lemon, who was stationed at , No. 2 Service Flying Training School, Wagga, was flying solo. The crash occurred after his aircraft stalled on top of a loop. ', "L'emon enlisted in the R.A.A.F. on' August 18, 1940. He graduated from No. 3 Elementary Flying School, Essendon, to Wagga on November 11:" ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 11th December 2018 04:04:51
1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationHello Some of the Australian casualties: Ronald Charles DODGSHUN (710) - the website records him as being killed in Wirraway A20-4. See: [url][/url] Harry Mcalister RENTELL (205923) - his digitised Service File on the website records that he died at 15.45 at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as the result of injuries received in a motor car accident in the vicinity of Ascot Vale, Melbourne. Murray HORWOOD (407292) - his digitised Service File on the website records that he died as the result of a surfing accident at Evans Head, New South Wales. He was reported missing believed drowned in dangerous surf conditions, and his body recovered later. James Ezekiel DUGAN (23570) - the digitised Form A705 on the website records that he died as the result of injuries received after a bottle of petrol exploded and ignited his clothing, causing severe burns on April 15th. He died early the next day of his injuries at Townsville Base Hospital. Joseph Bryant McKENNA (401715) - the digitised Form A705 on the website records that he died after being admitted to Callan Park Mental Hospital on April 10th 1941 after being diagnosed as suffering from a mental disorder. He refused food and had to be artifically fed, but died due to "exhaustion rom schizophrenia' on April 20th. Leslie Fred GRUBB (32973) Henry James WALL (24802) Their respective digitised Forms A705 on the website record that they were both reported 'missing presumed drowned' while surfing at South Range Beach, Evans Head, N.S.W. The district coroner returned a verdict of 'accidental death' for each. Henry Beirne DOUGLAS (404562) - his digitised Service File on the website records that he died in a flying accident at Camp Borden, Canada, while with 1 S.F.T.S. Henley Anzac Hadwell MANNS (16301) - his digitised Service File on the website records that he died at St. John of God Hospital,Bunbury, Western Australia. Cause of death is recorded as "believed pneumonia." Edward John HALL (2208) - the digitised Form A705 on the website (163/120/236) includes a copy of the Court of Inquiry, which records that he collapsed and died while working on an engine test stand at No. 1 Aircraft Depot, Laverton, at about 15.00. Death was due to a rupture of the ascending aorta due to a congenital defect - natural causes. Ellis Francis STURGESS (25265) - the digitised Form A705 on the website (163/163/214) includes the findings of the Court of Inquiry, which records that he drowned at Spring Grove Lagoon, in the Northern Police District of N.S.W. His body was discovered at 09.45 on June 22nd 1941 floating face down in the water. He was fully clothed, and death was thought to have occurred at least 10 days previously. Maurice Mannix CARROLL (3123) - he digitised Form A705 on the website records that he was killed while off duty in a motor car accident a ....Read More.wwrsimon on 12th April 2019 11:11:15
1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationHi Jagen Some more for 1941. Apologies for not using the spreadsheet but these required multiple links to get the info. P/O Douglas Edmund ALLAN (688) RAAF, 1 BAGS, Pilot LAC Arthur John POWELL (404157) RAAF, 1 BAGS, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner/Observer (not identified which as log book title covers all three) LAC Henry James Pope (407158) RAAF, 1 BAGS 2 Fairey Battles (L5683 & L5700) collided near Terrigal, NSW. The sole survivor was LAC MacPherson. No details as to which personnel were in which aircraft. [URL][/URL] [URL]¬Words=&requestHandler=&dateFrom=1941-01-01&dateTo=1941-03-31&sortby=[/URL] Allan NAA file: [URL][/URL] Powell NAA file: [URL][/URL] LAC Leonard Watson TURNER (402265) RAAF, 3 SFTS, CAC Wirraway A20-201 F/O Lionel Barton HACK (16475) RAAF, 3 SFTS CAC Wirraway A20-201 Accident occurred near Barker’s Vale NSW. Assumed to have broken up in the air. [URL][/URL] [URL][/URL] [URL]|||anyWords|||notWords|||requestHandler|||dateFrom=1941-01-01|||dateTo=1941-03-31|||sortby[/URL] Aircraftman Class 1 Donald Clarence WANT (33191) RAAF, 8 EFTS Accident (ground accident). Press reports say drowning accident in the Murrumbidgee River, Narrandera, NSW [URL][/URL] [URL]¬Words=&requestHandler=&dateFrom=1941-01-01&dateTo=1941-12-31&sortby=[/URL] Aircraftman Class 1 Sydney William DONNELLY (25006) RAAF, 1 Engineering School, Ascot Vale, Victoria Accident (ground accident). Press reports say Donnelly ‘was struck by a car’. [URL][/URL] [URL][/URL] [URL]¬Words=&requestHandler=&dateFrom=1941-02-22&dateTo=1941-03-31&sortby=[/URL] LAC George James MANSON (23485) RAAF, 3 Recruit Depot, Amberley, Qld Died of illness. Press reports say died after being ill for 10 weeks in Rosemount Repatriation Hospital, Brisbane. [URL][/URL] [URL]¬Words=&requestHandler=&dateFrom=1941-02-22&dateTo=1941-03-31&sortby=[/URL] Aircraftman Class 1 Sydney Therald CHANDLER (28480) RAAF, 1 ITS, Somers, Victoria Died of illness. [URL] ....Read More.Andrew Curtis on 30th April 2019 09:02:26

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