EVANS, James

At 1010 hours on 25 May 1943 while undertaking evasive action during a torpedo training exercise, Base Torpedo Unit Beaufort A9-115 crashed into the sea about 16 kms offshore between Beecroft and St George’s Head. The probable cause of the accident is recorded as an “error of judgement”. The crew members were: Sergeant James Evans (406833) (Wireless Air Gunner) Sergeant Geoffrey Walter Parker (415439) (Pilot) Sergeant John Perron (406869) (Wireless Air Gunner) Dangerously Injured, Discharged from RAAF: 24 October 1945 Warrant Officer Irwin Bruce Watson (406416) (Observer)

Last Name
EVANS
Given Names
James
Service Number
406833
Date of Birth
28/08/1918
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
28/04/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
24/07/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 15
Intake Date
21/06/1941
Finish Date
02/05/1942
To
2 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
25/05/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
BTU
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying accident Nowra
Date of Death
25/05/1943
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Nowra War Cemetery NSW
Notes

At 1010 hours on 25 May 1943 while undertaking evasive action during a torpedo training exercise, Base Torpedo Unit Beaufort A9-115 crashed into the sea about 16 kms offshore between Beecroft and St George’s Head. The probable cause of the accident is recorded as an “error of judgement”. The crew members were: Sergeant James Evans (406833) (Wireless Air Gunner) Sergeant Geoffrey Walter Parker (415439) (Pilot) Sergeant John Perron (406869) (Wireless Air Gunner) Dangerously Injured, Discharged from RAAF: 24 October 1945 Warrant Officer Irwin Bruce Watson (406416) (Observer)

Posting on Death
Base Torpedo Unit Nowra
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - EVANS James - Service Number 406833 (grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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