ODGERS, David Archibald

Plane was a Wackett Trainer A3-32 which had a broken exhaust valve in No 1 cylinder and, with the piston, was severely damaged. The aircraft crashed on a training flight from 1 WAGS Ballarat with the staff pilot Sgt Charles Martin Wallace and Lac David Archibald Odgers being killed.

Last Name
ODGERS
Given Names
David Archibald
Service Number
427623
Date of Birth
25/03/1922
Birth Location
Narrogin W.A
Enlistment Date
11/08/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
15/10/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 31
Intake Date
15/10/1942
Finish Date
08/04/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
21/03/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
1 WAGS
Rank
Leading Aircraftman
Operations
Aircraft accident Brewster VIC. Australia
Date of Death
21/03/1943
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Ballarat New Cemetery VIC. Australia
Medals
War medal
Notes

Plane was a Wackett Trainer A3-32 which had a broken exhaust valve in No 1 cylinder and, with the piston, was severely damaged. The aircraft crashed on a training flight from 1 WAGS Ballarat with the staff pilot Sgt Charles Martin Wallace and Lac David Archibald Odgers being killed.

Posting on Death
1 W.A.G.S Ballarat Vic.
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - ODGERS D.A - Service Number 427623
1WAGS - ODGERS D.A - Service Number 427623
1WAGS - Odgers David - Service Number 427623 (Accident report_edited-1)
1WAGS - ODGERS David Archibald - Service Number 427623 (edited-1)
1WAGS - ODGERS David Archibald - Service Number 427623 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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