Allan Spencer LYNCH

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LYNCH, Allan Spencer

Service Number: 420751
Enlisted: 9 November 1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 24 August 1919
Home Town: Bexley, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental (training air crash), Canada, 14 June 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lost Airmen of the Empire, Patricia Bay, Canada, Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada
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World War 2 Service

9 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 420751, Sydney, New South Wales
14 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 420751, Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Hampden AJ992 crashed into the sea in bad weather about 20km West of Cape Flattery, Washington, USA - (Information sourced by Doug Rollins)

"...the Hampden Bomber had a known design flaw - the twin rudders were too small and if the pilot tried to bank at slow speed it would “yaw”, slide sideways and often not recover." - Peter Brand

Other Crew members who perished in that accident;

421626 Sgt. Elton Roy RITCHIE (/explore/people/644963) - RAAF of Homebush, New South Wales

126996 F/O George Cospatrick DOUGLAS-HOME (www.coldstreamhistorysociety.co.uk) - RAF of Coldstream, Scotland

151391 P/O Charles SUGDEN - RAF of Bradford, Yorkshire

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