Douglas Edmund ALLAN

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ALLAN, Douglas Edmund

Service Number: 688
Enlisted: 8 January 1940
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Inverell, NSW, 25 January 1919
Home Town: Inverell, Inverell, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Evans Head, NSW, 18 January 1941, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Inverell Cemetery, NSW
Presbyterian (Old) Plot. Row 1. Grave 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

8 Jan 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 688, Aircrew Training Units
18 Jan 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 688, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Fairey Battle aircraft R3936 of Number 1 Bombing & Gunnery School reportedly flicked on to its back during a turn and dived into the ground at Evans Head bombing range, NSW

Killed were: Pilot Officer Douglas Edmund Allan 688 / Leading Aircraftman Arthur John Powell 404157 / Leading Aircraftman Henry James Pope 407158

Pilot Officer Allan was the son of Leslie Bryden Allan and Dorothy Jane Allan of Inverell, NSW