CRASH OF A TIGER MOTH
EAST OF TEMORA, NSW
ON 27 SEPTEMBER 1943

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Tiger Moth

 

On 27 September 1943, a Tiger Moth A17-435 of 10 EFTS Temora crashed during a low flying exercise east of Temora in New South Wales. The aircraft caught fire after the crash killing Flying Officer Jim E. G. Fawcett (425292) and instructor of 10 EFTS, Temora. The trainee pilot, who is believed to have been LAC Stephen Charles Sneesby (433667), was able to escape the burning wreckage.

F/O Jim Fawcett was highly regarded in Temora and had only recently been married. His wife Aileen's wedding dress was interred with her late husband. Jim Fawcett lived in Gladstone, Queensland before the war.

 

REFERENCES

"Wings over Temora"
Ron Maslin

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gordon Barker for his assistance with this web page. Gordon knew Jim Fawcett.

I'd also like to thank Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this web page.

 

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