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    Squeezed a few of the Aussie casualty records. Now the unaccounted is at 2153 records (10.07%) - About 12-13 names shy of 90%

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    Do these get you over the 90%

    Aircraftman 1st Class Francis William TIPPETT (40495) RAAF 1942-02-12 Australia Bundaberg General Cemetery

    Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sun 15 Feb 1942 Page 3 AIRMAN RESCUER DROWNED

    Aircraftman Francis William
    Tippet. 21. single, of Geelong
    attached to the Bundaberg Air
    Force Station, was drowned when
    a boat which was going to therescue of a family struck a sub
    merged fence at midnight and sank
    in a raging torrent.
    The tragedy occurred near Hanbury Street, and the body was re
    covered in a canefield half a mile,
    away, almost covered by sand, after the flood waters had subsided.

    All others in boat were rescued

    Flying Officer Edward James ROWAN (407009) RAAF 1942-02-19 Australia Sydney Memorial

    Walrus I L2327 struck the side of HMAS AUSTRALIA

    Dies in Accident
    Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Rowan, of
    South road. Ashford, have been
    informed that their son. Flying
    Officer Edward James Rowan, lost
    his life at sea
    following an'
    aircraft accident on February 19.
    Flying Officer: Rowan
    joined the first
    Empire Air
    trainees in
    April, 1940,
    and gained his
    wings in October. He was
    promoted to
    flying officer in
    February. 1941.
    and transferred
    for duty with
    the Navy.
    Born in 1921. he attended Richmond Public and Adelaide High
    Schools. and before joining the
    Royal Australian Air Force was employed by Julius Cohn & Co.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Douglas Bruce PENGELLY (43685) RAAF 1942-02-26 Australia Bundaberg General Cemetery

    Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1961) Wed 4 Mar 1942 Page 4 FATAL ACCIDENTS

    While walking along the Richmond-road in the direction of Wind
    sor on Thursday evening of last
    week, Douglas Bruce Pengelly. of
    Windsor, was fatally injured when
    struck by a fire engine travelling
    along the road in the same direction.

    NOTE: NOT ON CWGC?? Did he actually Die ??

    Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1961) Wed 4 Mar 1942 Page 4 FATAL ACCIDENTS

    An R.A.A.F. air gunner, Leading
    Aircraftsman Herbert John Lister,
    aged 23, who had a number of
    friends in this district, was seriously injured on Thursday of last
    week (27th Feb 1942), when he was accidentally
    fired upon by a sentry at an Air
    Force Station, and later succumbed
    to his injuries.
    The bullet penetrated his chest
    and emerged under the shoulder
    blade, narrowly missing the heart
    and lungs.
    The sentry was sharing guard
    duty with Leading Aircraftsman
    Lister when the accident occurred.
    The two men were the best of
    friends. . ,
    Lister left his companion to get' a
    drink of water, and returned riding
    on the outside of a lorry. At that
    moment the sentry raised his rifle
    partly to his shoulder, there was. a
    report, and Lister fell to the ground.
    He was admitted to an R.A.A.F.
    service hospital.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Stewart William EDSON (47538) RAAF 1942-02-27 Australia Port Pirie General Cemetery
    Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954) Mon 2 Mar 1942 Page 2 SUDDEN DEATH OF A.C.I. S. W. EDSON

    The cause of death was meningitis.

    A.C.1. S. W. EDSON
    On One-Day Leave
    From R.A.A.F.
    Death came suddenly on Friday to
    Aircraftman Stewart William Edson, a
    young R.A.AJ?. member well known to
    most Pirieans. He had come to-Pirie on
    the midday train and intended to re
    turn to &e air force training school the
    same night, having gained' one day of
    I He was ill when he arrived at the
    home of his father-in-law, Mr. S. Norris, and during the afternoon he collapsed. Before medical aid reached him
    he was dead. The cause of death was meningitis.

    Leading Aircraftman Gordon Christopher WREN (420096) RAAF 1942-03-09 Australia Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney

    The St George Call (Kogarah, NSW : 1904 - 1957) Fri 13 Mar 1942 Page 3 R.A.A.F. TRAINEE KILLED.

    Gordon Wren, aged 19, a member of the
    R.A.A.F., stationed at Parkes, was home
    for his week-end leave after six months
    In the Air Force. On Sunday afternoon
    he went out on hlB motor bike to purchase
    some cigarettes, as he was due to
    leave Sydney on Sunday night to return
    to camp. He unfortunate collided with
    a lorry and was seriously injured. He
    p&ssed away In Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    on Monday evening, at 8 o'clock.
    The funeral 'was held at Rookwood on
    Wednesday afternoon and was largely
    attended. The many floral wreaths that
    were sent showed that the young trainee
    was held in very high esteem by his
    many friends. Before enlisting Gordon
    was assistant projectlonst at the Victory
    Theatre, Kogarah. Be lived for many
    years in Wllllson Road, Carlton.

    Corporal William Kendal MORROW (20106) RAAF 1942-03-14 Australia South Grafton Cemetery


    Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Mon 16 Mar 1942 Page 2 CORPORAL W. K. MORROW

    The death occurred in Wagga yester
    day of Corporal william Kendall Morrow, of the R.AAF, Forest Hill.
    Wagga, at the age of 21 years. Cpl.
    Morrow was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
    Bdwin Morrow, of Ridge-street, South
    Grafton. His body was placed on the
    express train at ' Wagga eariy this
    morning for south Grafton, where the
    funeral will take place to-morrow. The
    funeral arrangements in Wagga were
    carries! cut by Mr. J. C. M'Donald.

    The death occurred at'Wagga
    yesterday of Mr. William Kendall
    Morrow, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs.
    E. Morrow, of Ridge street, South
    Grafton. The deceased, who was
    a single mnn, was attached to the
    R.A.A.F. The 'body . will -
    brought to South Grafton by train
    to-morrow morning and the fun
    eral will take place the samp
    day, leaving St. Matthew's
    Church at 2 o.m.-i'or the South
    Grafton cemetery.

    Pilot Officer Kenneth Shenton ANDRUS (4139) RAAF 1942-03-23 Australia Northern Suburbs Crematorium,

    Demon A1-57

    23Mar42 During ground to air camera gun practice the aircraft dived too low and hit the camera gun killing the operator O4139 PLTOFF Kenneth Shenton Andrus. Aircraft crash landed damaging the undercarriage and fuselage. The pilot A401516 SGT Roger Nepean Kuring was blamed for the accident because of disobedience to Flying Orders and extremely poor judgment, disciplinary action was taken.

    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wed 25 Mar 1942 Page 3 STRUCK BY PLANE

    Pilot-Officer Killed
    MELBOURNE, Tuesday
    Pilot-Officer-Kenneth Shenton An-
    drus, 33, married, of Sydney, was
    killed at a R.AA.F. station in Vic-
    toria yesterday when he was struck
    by a plane which crash-landed at an
    At the time, Andrus was operating
    a camera gun on the ground.
    The pilot and observer of the machine escaped injury but the plane
    was damaged.

    Flight Lieutenant Duncan Gordon CAMERON (287418) RAAF 1942-04-21 Australia Adelaide River War CemeteryRef : Q.A.6.
    Flying Officer William Thomas GRAY () RAAF 1942-04-21 Australia Adelaide River War Cemetery

    21 Apr 1942, Pine Creek, Australia Guinea Airways Limited, Lockheed 14 Electra VH-ADY ...

    Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954) Wed 29 Apr 1942 Page 1 PLANE MISSING
    MELBOURNE, Tues. — The
    Lockheed airliner operated by
    Guinea Airways, Ltd., on special
    charter to the. Department of
    Civil Aviation, which has been
    missing since the evening of Tues
    day, April 21, must be presumed
    to 'have been lost on that date,
    said the Director-Genei al of
    Civil Aviation, Mr. A. B. Corbett,
    The aircraft, which was in
    charge of Capt. D. G. Cameron
    and First Officer C. H. Gray,
    carried 12 non-civilian passengers
    for Northern Australian destinations.
    Mr. Corbett added that a departmental inquiry was proceed

    The 49th Interceptors Control Squadron had left the HQ training centre in Sydney in mid March 1942 for additional classified training in teletype, radio and wireless with the RAAF in Brisbane. In mid April 1942 their commanding officer, Wurtsmith, ordered them to rejoin their unit at Darwin. They were scheduled to refit at Batchelor airfield by the end of April 1942 and then set up a permanent base at "Jungle Jump" about 5 miles north of the 8th Pursuit Squadron's new 27 Mile Strip.

    On 21 April 1942, the 10 men were in one of three transport aircraft hired by the RAAF headed for Batchelor airfield. They were due to arrive just before sunset. Their aircraft was unable to locate Batchelor due to low clouds which were part of a broad weather front in the area. The ground personnel at Batchelor heard a twin engined transport fly southwards over the airfield. The burnt out wreckage of the Lockheed 14W was found 2 months later by Constable Joe Doyle and his aboriginal trackers on Annaburro Station, 60 miles southeast of Adelaide River.

    The bodies of the two RAAF crew were handed over to Australian officials. They were as follows:-

    Flight Lieutenant Duncan Gordon Cameron (287418) (probably 3 Squadron RAAF)
    Flying Officer William Thomas Gray (287419) (3 Squadron RAAF)

    The bodies of the ten American personnel were recovered on 28 June 1942. They were as follows:-

    Cpl. Bill Bedford
    Cpl. Tony Gattamelata
    PFC Robert George
    PFC Nick Hinch
    PFC Ray Love
    PFC John Faris
    PFC Walt Feret
    PFC Dick Schmidt
    PFC Bulford Wilard
    PFC Wyatt Wiley

    They were interred at the American cemetery at Adelaide River in the Northern Teerritory. Their loss had a large impact on the rest of the 49th Fighter Group.

    Leading Aircraftman Lionel Albert GALE (40749) RAAF 1942-04-28 Australia Footscray Cemetery

    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Tue 28 Apr 1942 Page 4 STRUCK BY CAR

    Launceston RA..F.
    Trainee Killed
    MELBOURNE, Monday.-When a
    number of airmen from the elemen-
    tary flying training school at Benalla
    were walking along the roadway into
    the town at 7 p.m. yesterday two were
    struck by a car driven by Leading Air-
    craftman Kevin O'Dea which was
    travelling the same way.
    Aircraftman James Tasman Green
    (35). married, with two children, of
    Launceston, was killed instantly, and
    Leading Aircraftman Lionel Albert
    Gale, of Footscray, was admitted to hos-
    pital at the aerodrome In a critical con-
    dition. Both were attached to the
    elementary training school at Benalla.
    There were four passeneers in the car

    Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Wed 29 Apr 1942 Page 2 SECOND VICTIM IN BENALLA ACCIDENT

    L.A.C. Lionel Albert Gale, of Footscray
    (V.), who was critically injured as a re
    sult of being struck by a motor car on
    Sunday night, succumbed to his injuries
    yesterday. Gale was walking with other
    airmen into Benalla, when a motor car
    travelling in the same direction crashed

    Flying Officer Milton Melrose FORSTER (2877) RAAF 1942-05-15 Australia Melbourne General Cemetery, Ca
    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Tue 19 May 1942 Page 5 Nine U.S. Airmen Injured


    MELBOURNE, Monday. - A permanent air force flying instructor was
    fatally injured when an aircraft in which he was taking off collided with a
    stationary aircraft at Winton. near Benalla, on Friday. The occupant of
    the other aircraft, a trainee, was not iniured.
    The victim was Flying Officer Milton Melrose Forster (31), of North Mel

    Sister Joan CONNELL (103) 1942-05-17 Australia Bendigo Civil Cemetery

    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tue 19 May 1942 Page 3 OBITUARY

    Nurse Joan Connell
    The burial will take place to-day
    at Bendlgo of Nurse Joan Connell,
    whose death occurred at Ascot VAle
    on Sunday. Nurse Connell, who had
    been on the staff at R.A.A.F. hos
    pitals, was at one time sister in
    charge of Donald Bush Nursing Hos
    pital, and was well known in north
    ern Victoria.

    Pilot Officer William Shannon PEAKE (416604) RAAF 1942-05-17 Australia Mitcham Cemetery

    Tweed Daily (Murwillumbah, NSW : 1914 - 1949) Tue 26 May 1942 Page 2

    GRAFTON, Monday: The body
    of Pilot-Officer William Shannon
    ; Peake was found in a railway
    : tunnel near . Coff's Harbor this
    morning. Death apparently occurred some day's ago. i
    The body was found by a fettler,
    in No. 3 tunnel, about 300 yards long,
    and three miles on the Grafton side,
    of Coff's Harbor.
    It is thought Peake fell from a train and met his death as the re
    sult of an accident, death being due to a fractured skull, and; broken neck.
    He was travelling . from Sydney. 'Identity was established through
    papers in Peake 's pockets.

    Flight Lieutenant Arthur Hamilton WAY (1565) RAAF 1942-06-03 Australia Sydney War Cemetery
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954) Sat 6 Jun 1942 Page 2 TWO KILLED IN R.A.A.F. CRASH

    Tiger Moth A17-3

    R.A.A.F. CRASH
    An R-A.AF. officer and a Common
    wealth Government; official were killed
    on -Wednesday iafternoorr when an aircraft
    from a R.A.AJF. station in central
    new south wales crashed near the
    Bathurst Road, in the vicinity of
    Medlow Bath.
    Those killed were Flight-Lieutenant
    Arthur Hamilton Way, 36, married, of
    Newcastle, and Mr. Vincent Bragg, 34,
    married, of Blackheath,
    The cause of the accident is being
    investigated. The aircraft was exten
    sively damaged.
    Fllght-Lleutenant Way was born on
    September 22. 1905. Prior to enlistment
    In the R.A.AF. at Sydney In January,
    1940, he was a railway engineer.
    Mr. Bragg was an officer of the De
    partment of Home Security, and was
    formerly emnloyed In the Department
    of the Interior.

    3-Jun-42 Lost ferrying to Mascot . Lost - search being made. Crashed in bad weather at Medlow Bath,
    near Katoomba on ferry flight to DHA Mascot (Flt Lt AH Way and passenger UH (sic) Bragg,
    Department of Home Security, killed. Extensive damage to airplane

    Pilot Officer Peter James CUST (409080) RAAF 1942-06-13 Australia Northern Suburbs Crematorium,

    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Tue 16 Jun 1942 Page 3 2 KILLED, 9 HURT IN AIR CRASH

    CAC Wirraway A20-560

    Two Killed In Test
    Flight Crash
    An R.A.A.F. officer and a U.S.
    sergeant, pilot and sole passenger,
    were killed on Saturday when the
    aircraft in which they were making a test flight crashed near Sydney.
    The accident, the cause of which
    is obscure, occurred when the air
    craft was about 1500ft. from the
    ground after making a turn.
    Pilot Officer Peter James Cust,
    10. single, of Mosman (N.S.W.).
    pilot of the machine, was the
    R.A.A.F. officer killed.
    He enlisted in Melbourne In
    July. 1941. and became a pilot
    officer last April, after training at
    Dentllquln and Bankstown.

    Also killed Sgt York (USAAF), 11 Material Squadron USAFIA

    Vliegtuigmaker John FURTH () 1942-06-19 Australia Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery

    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Sat 20 Jun 1942 Page 3 Netherlands Soldier Killed

    Netherlands Soldier
    About 5.45 'p.m. yesterday a car
    belonging to the N.E.I. Navy, travel
    ling south in St. Kilda-road, got out
    of control and crashed into tlie South
    African Memorial. The driver of
    tne car, private John Fuerth (Sic), 25
    years, was killed outright. His pas
    senger. Colonel Johannes Mathew
    Renier, sustained head injuries, and
    was detained in Prince Henry's Hos-

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    Sergeant Norman Kenneth FORD (1381557)

    135 Sq ORB:

    25.12. The day however marred by a tragic accident during the afternoon when the station wagon in which three Sgt pilots were returning to the aerodrome skidded and turned over. As a result Sgt Ford was killed ...

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    Few more for SEAC:

    Flying Officer Harold Bernard SMITH (108507)

    detailed bio here but no cause of death:,%20H%20B

    Aircraftman 2nd Class VIPAL LALURAM (786299)

    cause of death not stated but died in Japanese captivity:

    Leading Aircraftman Thomas Edward ARRIDGE (955901)

    died in Japanese captivity - bacteria dysentery

    Aircraftman 1st Class Harry Vaughan MACEY (634665)

    died in Japanese Captivity:
    Ship Suez Maru sunk by USS Bonefish, off Kangean Islands 6 22' South by 116 35' East. Japanese Captain Kawano orders the shooting of the prisoners in the water. From 14.15 – 16.30 the Minesweeper W.12 massacres the survivors using machine gun and rifles. No survivors.

    Aircraftman 2nd Class William Henry GILES (1085148)

    died in Japanese Captivity: acute colitis. Died on board Tofuku-Maru
    Flight Lieutenant Henry Balfour GROVES (77845)

    according to the book it looks hi died in Japanese captivity aboard Japanese ship and was buried into sea:

    Aircraftman 1st Class Charles Henry SNOXELL (1219969)
    died in Japanese Captivity, cause not stated:

    Aircraftman 2nd Class Dennis Harry FRYER (961691)

    died in Japanese Captivity,
    acute colitis. Cemetery Singapore Memorial. Died on board Tofuku-Maru

    Aircraftman 1st Class Walter Cyril LIVETT (1209575)

    according to the book it looks hi died in Japanese captivity aboard Japanese ship and was buried into sea:

    Aircraftman 1st Class Hugh CRAIG (1082514)

    died in Japanese Captivity aboard ship on way to Japan:
    Aircraftman 1st Class Gordon Archibald McILWRAITH (1210457)

    died in Japanese Captivity, no more details

    Leading Aircraftman John HARRIS (955111)

    died in Japanese Captivity, no more details
    Aircraftman 1st Class Reginald James BOURNE (1046902
    died in Japanese Captivity, no more details

    Leading Aircraftman David Nicol ROBB (988898)

    died in Japanese Captivity, no more details
    Alfred Huddlestone ALCOCK (1117235)
    died in Japanese Captivity, no more details
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    Flight Lieutenant Richard Raymond Henry WINTER (648) RAAF 1942-07-08 Australia Victoria Cremation Memorial

    A51-2 Brewster Buffalo

    08/07/42 Crashed 3 miles south of Tallarook and 1.5 miles east of the Hume Highway Vic killing F/L Richard Raymond Henry Winter AFC;

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    Flight Lieutenant James Frederick SOMERVILLE (1953) RAAF 1942-08-11 Australia Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne

    Cause of Death Illness

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    Aircraftwoman 4th Class Jessie Adeline LACHLAN (99134)

    Cause of Death Illness

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    Sergeant William WHITE (3937) RAAF 1942-02-13 Australia Brisbane General (Toowong) Cem

    24 Sqn

    Cause of Death Illness

    Leading Aircraftman Edwin Charles MARTENS (405865) RAAF 1942-02-22 Australia Beenleigh Cemetery

    No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School

    Cause of Death Accidental (Ground Accident)

    R.A.A.F. accidentally drowned at Evans Head

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    Flight Lieutenant Cyril Douglas Guthrie GARLAND (62058)

    80 Sq ORB:
    F/Lt C. D. G. Garland, ex Adjutant of the squadron, died of natural cause in hospital.
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    Flying Officer John LOWE (119309) Pilot

    72 Sq ORB F540:
    P/O Lowe failed to return from sweep in the Djedeida, Tunis area.

    as F541 is missing serial is not stated. I have tried to search the Spitfire production list for possible serial but no luck.
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