CRASH OF A WIRRAWAY
NEAR RAVENSWOOD, QLD
ON 18 APRIL 1941

 

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Wirraway

 

On 18 April 1941 Wirraway A20-117 of 24 Squadron RAAF crashed near Ravenswood killing Flying Officer Ian Lambton Menzies (744) aged 29 years and Sergeant Kenneth Ian Scott (6591), aged 25 years.

F/O Menzies was cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium in Sydney (Panel 5) and Sgt. Scott was cremated at Mt. Thompson in Brisbane, Grave Reference/Panel Number: 191.  Columbarium Wall 5. Sec. 21. Niche

Ian Lambton was the son of Dr. Guy Dixon Menzies and Ida Mabel Menzies, of Drummoyne, in Sydney, New South Wales.

Ken Scott was the son of Robert Alexander and Nelly Scott, of Windsor.

RECORDS IN AUSTRALIAN ARCHIVES
Title:  Accident to Wirraway A20-117 of No 24 Squadron at Ravenswood on 18/4/1941 - F/O I L Menzies
Series number A705
Control symbol 32/16/57
Contents date range 1941 - 1941
Access status Open
Location National Office
Barcode no 165753

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

 

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