Mount Gambier RAAF Arvo Anson AW878 Crash Site Back to Search

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Location Near Portland VIC, Portland, Glenelg - Victoria, Australia
Type raaf_accident_site
Description

RAAF WW2 Crash Site                                                    

At sea near Lady Julia Percy Island, Victoria

DESCRIPTION: On Tuesday 15th February 1944 at am hours, Avro Anson AW878 from 2 Air Observer School, Mount Gambier, crashed at sea.

Crew: AW878


410684



MACLELLAN James Henry



FSGT Pilot



From Laanecoorie VIC


416112



BAULDERSTONE Dennis Leslie



FSGT Instructor



From Unley SA


435368



KRUCK Norman Thomas



LAC Student Observer



From Brisbane QLD


436921



LADYMAN Brian Carter



LAC Student Observer



From Katanning WA

REPORTS:

Official: Summary:

1. Aircraft missing on non-operational navigation exercise.

2. At 0715 on the morning of Feb. 15. the crew of AW878 were briefed, and at 0800 hrs. took off to carry out a Radius of Action over the sea. No R/T from AW878 was heard at any period and at 1230 hrs., overdue signals were sent out. At 1300 hrs. a search was instituted for the missing aircraft and at 1430hrs. the searching aircraft sighted part of a mainplane on Lady Julia Percy Island. The search continued on the morning of Feb. 16, without result. Subsequently, wreckage was found in the sea which identified the aircraft beyond reasonable doubt.

Eyewitness:

None reported

BURIALS/CREMATIONS:


 



CEMETERY



PANEL


BAULDERSTONE D. L.



Sydney War Cemetery



6


KRUCK N. T.



Sydney War Cemetery



7


LADYMAN B. C.



Sydney War Cemetery



7


MACLELLAN J. H.



Sydney War Cemetery



6

 

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SYDNEY MEMORIAL:

Panels 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 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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LADYMAN, Brian Carter

Service number 436921

BAULDERSTONE, Dennis Leslie

Service number 416112
Flight Sergeant
Born 21 Feb 1921

MACLELLAN, James Henry

Service number 410684
Flight Sergeant

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KRUCK, Norman Thomas

Service number 435368

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