Finlay Emmerson ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Finlay Emmerson

Service Number: 401888
Enlisted: 26 April 1941
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Benalla Victoria, Australia, 15 May 1922
Home Town: Benalla, Benalla, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Training Accident air crash, Lake Albert, South Australia, Australia, 3 June 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Benalla Cemetery, Victoria
Benalla Cemetery, Victoria, Australia Presbyterian Plot. Sec. A. Grave 351. , Benalla War Cemetery, Benalla, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Benalla War Memorial, Meningie Arvo Anson Memorial, Meningie RAAF Avro Anson W2370 Crash Memorial, Meningie RAAF Avro Anson W2370 Crash Site
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World War 2 Service

30 Jul 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 401888, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 401888, Aircrew Training Units, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Posted to No. 6 FLying School Mallala SA
26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 401888
Date unknown: Involvement

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6 Service Flying Training School at Mallala South Australia

Plane was Anson W2370 caused by loss of height during a turn caused by pilot doing a steep turn with flaps lowered. Weather was also a contributing factor

Rank - Sesrgeant

Son of Andrew James Shields Anderson and Louisa Augusta Anderson, of Benalla.