CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
AT GLENBROOK, NSW
ON 28 JANUARY 1941
On 28 January 1941, RAAF Avro Anson A4-5 of No. 1 Air Navigation School RAAF Parkes crashed at Glenbrook in New South Wales during a medical evacuation flight from Parkes to Mascot airfield in Sydney. Glenbrook is located in the Blue Mountains area near Penrith.
The crew of four and the patient were all killed in this tragic accident:-
Pilot Officer J. I. Newman (pilot)
Flying Officer H.T. Skillman (navigator)
Aircraftsman C.R. Tysoe, (wireless operator)
Squadron Leader J.M. Rainbow (medical officer)
Pilot Officer B.M. Sawyer (patient)
Monument located in Clifton Avenue, Glenbrook near the corner of Lucasville Road.
Details on the monument
I'd like to thank Wing Commander Malcolm Selkirk for his assistance with this home page.
Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?
© Peter Dunn 2015
This page first produced 4 June 2002
This page last updated 30 August 2015