LOVELL, Eric James

Plane was a Beaufort Mk V11 A9-96 of No. 6 OTU RAAF which accidently hit the water in the north west corner of Jervis Bay during an authorised low formation torpedo training exercise. Three of the four crew were killed.

Last Name
LOVELL
Given Names
Eric James
Service Number
429977
Date of Birth
14/05/1911
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
10/10/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
10/12/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 33
Intake Date
10/12/1942
Finish Date
31/05/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
11/01/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
6 OTU Jervis Bay
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying accident Jervis Bay N.S.W Australia
Date of Death
11/01/1944
Age
32
Cemetery / Memorial
Nowra War Cemetery NSW
Notes

Plane was a Beaufort Mk V11 A9-96 of No. 6 OTU RAAF which accidently hit the water in the north west corner of Jervis Bay during an authorised low formation torpedo training exercise. Three of the four crew were killed.

Posting on Death
6 OTU Jervis Bay
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - LOVELL Eric James - Service Number 429977 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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