LENIHAN, Denis Aloysius

Plane was an Avro Anson W2020 of No. 2 Air Observers School Mount Gambier South Australia. It appeared to hit a tree during poor visability and crashed near Eversley, Mt Cole. Four of the five crew were killed.

Last Name
LENIHAN
Given Names
Denis Aloysius
Service Number
416435
Date of Birth
21/06/1910
Birth Location
Mitcham S.A
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
22/08/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 17
Intake Date
16/08/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
21/05/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
2 AOS Mt Gabier
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Accidental aircraft crash at Eversley, near Mt. Cole.Victoria Australia
Date of Death
21/05/1942
Age
31
Cemetery / Memorial
Adelaide [West Terrace]Cemetery
Notes

Plane was an Avro Anson W2020 of No. 2 Air Observers School Mount Gambier South Australia. It appeared to hit a tree during poor visability and crashed near Eversley, Mt Cole. Four of the five crew were killed.

Posting on Death
2 Air Observers School Mt Gambier
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - LENIHAN Denis Aloysius - Service Number 416435 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - LENIHAN Denis Aloysius - Service Number 416435 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - LENIHAN Denis Aloysius - Service Number 416435 (Map_edited-1)
1WAGS - Lenihan Denis Aloysius - Service Number 416435 (Plane_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial