Francis Keith MAIDEN

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MAIDEN, Francis Keith

Service Number: 423799
Enlisted: 18 July 1942, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units
Born: Cooma, New South Wales, 27 September 1923
Home Town: Penrith, Penrith Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Penrith Technical High School and Parramatta High School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental (training air crash), Canada, 9 October 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lost Airmen of the Empire, Patricia Bay, Canada
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World War 2 Service

18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 423799, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 423799, Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Hampden AN101 lost power and struck the sea off Turn Point Light during a torpedo drop off Stuart Island, 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;

413700 Sgt. Neville Oswald WEEKES (/explore/people/651728) - RAAF of Wingham, New South Wales

152316 P/O Kenneth SHAW - RAF of Redcar, Yorkshire

151705 F/O Allen Leonard WARNER - RAF of Thornton Heath, Surrey

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