EDWARDS, David Richard James

Plane was an Avro Anson W2574 from 2 AOS Mount Gambier which crashed 9 miles NE of Nhill Victoria. The aircraft was on a training flight and dived into the ground at a steep angle and high speed. [Cause unknown] Five crew were killed.

Last Name
EDWARDS
Given Names
David Richard James
Service Number
417295
Date of Birth
21/08/1923
Birth Location
Cleve S.A
Enlistment Date
28/03/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
25/06/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 27
Intake Date
25/06/1942
Finish Date
14/12/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
13/05/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
2 AOSch Mt Gambier
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft Accident Nhill Vic.
Date of Death
13/05/1943
Age
19
Cemetery / Memorial
Nhill Public Cemetery
Notes

Plane was an Avro Anson W2574 from 2 AOS Mount Gambier which crashed 9 miles NE of Nhill Victoria. The aircraft was on a training flight and dived into the ground at a steep angle and high speed. [Cause unknown] Five crew were killed.

Posting on Death
2 Air Observers School Mt Gambier
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - EDWARDS David Richard James - Service Number 417295
1WAGS - EDWARDS David Richard James - Service Number 417295
1WAGS - EDWARDS David Richard James - Service Number 417295 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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