Arthur John POWELL


POWELL, Arthur John

Service Number: 404157
Enlisted: 24 May 1940, Brisbane
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 18 August 1917
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Evans Head, NSW, 18 January 1941, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld
Gen. Portion Old. Sec 35 Allotment 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

24 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 404157, Aircrew Training Units, Brisbane
18 Jan 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 404157, 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

LAC Powell was the son of Herbert John and Mary Ann Powell of Hendra, Brisbane, Queensland