CRASH OF A CORSAIR
6 MILES SE OF NOWRA, NSW
ON 3 DECEMBER 1945

 

Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR Leslie Sharples was killed on 3 December 1945, when his Corsair KD864 crashed into thick bush 6 miles southeast of Nowra in New South Wales and burnt out.

He was returning from a low level cross-country exercise in formation with two Seafire aircraft. After the Seafires changed course, they lost sight of the Corsair.

Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR Leslie Sharples was buried in Plot C, Row A, Grave 1 at Nowra War Cemetery.

 

REFERENCES

"The MONAB Story - A history of the mobile airfields of the Royal Navy"

 

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