Mount Gambier RAAF Avro Anson W2574 Crash Site Back to Search

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Location Near Nhill in Victoria, Nhill, Hindmarsh - Victoria, Australia
Type raaf_accident_site
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RAAF WW2 Crash Site.

On Thurday 13th May 1943 at 0915 hours, Avro Anson W2574 from 2 Air Observer School, Mount Gambier, crashed 9 miles NE of Nhill.

Crew: W2574

406876 SEABROOK Leonard Fraser Gillespie FO Pilot (1st) From Broken Hill NSW

427546 RASH Harold Wilfred, PO Pilot (2nd), From Northam WA

417295 EDWARDS David Richard James, SGT WOAG, From Cleve SA

408457 JORDAN Victor Keith, SGT WOAG, From Hobart TAS

418354 DARBY Victor Vernon, LAC Aircrew 2 (G) from Melbourne VIC

REPORTS:

Official: Summary:

1. On a training flight the aircraft dived into the ground at steep angle and high speed.

2. Cloud was approx. 600 feet and pilot may have lost control in cloud. Actual cause: Unknown.

Eyewitness: None reported

BURIALS/CREMATIONS:

CEMETERY - PLOT ROW GRAVE

DARBY V. V. Nhill War Cemetery VI A A 1

EDWARDS D. R. J. 5

JORDAN V. K. 2

RASH H. W. 4

SEABROOK L. F. G. 3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/DATE:

Research began 2002,

RAAF accident report dated 29 May 1943

Anson photo of aircraft by type; courtesy RAAF Records

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

National Archives of Australia

Map courtesy Shell Road Service 1963 issue

Locality map courtesy Where Is


 

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SEABROOK, Leonard Fraser Gillespie

Service number 406878
Pilot Officer
No. 2 Air Observers School
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 10 Jul 1910

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EDWARDS, David Richard James

Service number 417295
Sergeant
No. 2 Air Observers School
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 21 Aug 1923

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