St Vincent Gulf Avro Anson W2556 Accident Site Back to Search

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Location St Vincent Gulf, South Australia, Australia
Type raaf_accident_site
Description

On Wednesday 14th July 1943, an Avro Anson from 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala, W2556; disappeared whilst on a test flight.

Crew: W2556


406662



PETTIT John Frederick



F/O Flying Instructor



From Kalamunda WA


27786



HORRIGAN James Denis



CPL Air Observer



From Devon Park SA


45971



MATHESON John Vincent Colin



AC1



From Unley SA


59315



TUCKER Donald Beresford



LAC



From Glen Iris VIC


116182



WHENAN Denis



AC1



From Mile End SA

REPORTS:

Official: Summary:

Anson W2556 under the command of F/O Pettit; disappeared off the Yorke Peninsula Coast after crossing over the vicinity of Port Parham whilst on an after service test flight. No bodies or wreckage were recovered, unable to determine the time, locality or the cause of the incident.

Eyewitness:

Nil

BURIALS/CREMATIONS


 



CEMETERY



PLOT


HORRIGAN J.D.



Sydney Memorial



Panel 7


MATHESON J.V.C.



Sydney Memorial



Panel 7


PETTIT J.F.



Sydney Memorial



Panel 5


TUCKER D.B.



Sydney Memorial



Panel 7


WHENAN D.



Sydney Memorial



Panel 7

 

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SYDNEY MEMORIAL

Panels to the crew of W2556 are located at Sydney War Cemetery in the grounds of the Rookwood Necropolis. The panels are to recognise (amongst others) those who perished and their remains not recovered. The inscription on a continuous frieze on the memorial states:

1939-HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN REGIONS OF AUSTRALIA, ON LAND, AT SEA, AND IN THE AIR, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH-1945

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TUCKER, Donald Beresford

Service number 59315
Leading Aircraftman
No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 21 Feb 1924

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