CLARK, Tom Barnett

Plane was an Avro Anson W1608 of No.8 SFTS[71 Sqd.] which made a forced landing two miles north of Biggenden after becoming lost due to bad weather and darkness and running out of fuel. The crew of three were killed.

Last Name
CLARK
Given Names
Tom Barnett
Service Number
416556
Date of Birth
11/01/1923
Birth Location
Prospect S.A.
Enlistment Date
21/07/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
18/09/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 18
Intake Date
18/09/1941
Finish Date
06/04/1942
To
2 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
05/06/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
8 SFTS Bundaberg
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft accident Biggenden QLD.
Date of Death
05/06/1942
Age
19
Cemetery / Memorial
Bundaberg General Cemetery QLD Australia
Medals
Air Gunners badge War medal
Notes

Plane was an Avro Anson W1608 of No.8 SFTS[71 Sqd.] which made a forced landing two miles north of Biggenden after becoming lost due to bad weather and darkness and running out of fuel. The crew of three were killed.

Posting on Death
8 Service Flying Training School Bundaberg
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Clark Tom Barnett - Service Number 416556 (edited-2)
1WAGS - Clark Tom Barnett - Service Number 416556 (edited-2)
1WAGS - CLARK Tom Barnett - Service Number 416556 (Plaque_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs