Mallala Ansons W2254 and W2257 Crash Site Back to Search

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Location Mallala, South Australia, Australia
Type raaf_accident_site
Description

RAAF WW2 Crash Site. 1.5 miles South of Mallala.

 

DESCRIPTION: On Tuesday 14th October 1941 at 0830 hours, two Avro Ansons from 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala, W2254 and W2257; collided in mid-air whilst performing flying training.

Crew: W2254:


407163



BLACKER Ian Bruce



Sgt Flying Instructor



From Edillilie SA


408654



HUTCHINS Bernard George



LAC Student pilot



From Caulfield Vic

Crew: W2257:


402680



SOMERVILLE Charles Edwards



P/O Flying Instructor



From Earlwood NSW


416356



MASLEN John Gordon



LAC Student pilot



From Hazelwood Park SA

REPORTS:

Official: Summary:

While performing a normal training programme Ansons W2254 and W2257 collided in mid-air and crashed, killing all occupants. Cause of crash: Unknown

Eyewitness:

None reported

BURIALS/CREMATIONS:


 



CEMETERY



PLOT



ROW



GRAVE


BLACKER I.B.



Tumby Bay General Cemetery SA



 



I



83


HUTCHINS B.G.



Burwood General Cemetery VIC



C of E



Sect. 5



102


MASLEN J.G.



Port Adelaide and Suburban Cemetery



Sect. L



11



401N


SOMERVILLE C.E.



Cremated Centennial Park Cemetery



 



 



 

 

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Inscription

Centennial Park War Cemetery:

1939 – 1945

THE SERVICEMEN WHO ARE HONOURED HERE DIED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

THEIR REMAINS WERE CREMATED AND THE ASHES SCATTERED OR REST

IN PLACES WHERE FULL COMMEMORATION COULD NOT BE GIVEN.

ROYAL

AUSTRALIAN

AIR FORCE

PILOT OFFICERS

402680 SOMERVILLE C.E.

Port Adelaide and Suburban Cemetery (Cheltenham)

Headstone:

In Loving Memory

Of

LAC JOHN GORDON MASLEN

DIED AT MALLALA 14th OCT. 1941

RESULT OF ACCIDENT

AGED 20 YEARS

"Duty Nobly Done"

Plaque:

RAAF Crest

416356 LDG. AIRCRAFTMAN

J. G. MASLEN

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

14TH OCTOBER 1941 AGE 20

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE

Tumby Bay Cemetery:

RAAF Crest

407163 SERGEANT

I. B. BLACKER

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

14TH OCTOBER 1941 AGE 26

HONOUR HIS KING

AND COUNTRY

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BLACKER, Ian Bruce

Service number 407163
Sergeant
Born 23 May 1915

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SOMERVILLE, Charles Edwards

Service number 402680
Pilot Officer
No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Royal Australian Air Force
Born Feb 1917

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