CRASH OF A FAIREY BATTLE
3.5 MILES WEST OF PORT PIRIE AIRFEILD, SA
ON 22 NOVEMBER 1942

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RAAF Fairey Battle L5760 from No. 2 BAGS Port Pirie, in South Australia stalled in a turn and dived into the ground from 300ft at 1630 hours S.A.S.T. about 3.5 miles west of the Port Pirie airfield on 22 November 1942. 

Pilot Sgt. Stanley Scholz (416617) and A.C.1. Douglas Thomson the Drogue Operator were both killed in this tragic crash.

416617 Sergeant Stanley Rechner Scholz.
Born September 6, 1917, Angaston, South Australia.
Enlisted July 21, 1941.
Mustering: Airman Pilot.
Unit: 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie.
Killed aircraft accident, Port Pirie, November 22, 1942.
Next-of-kin: Miss Eileen D. Scholz -- sister. 94 Second Avenue, Joslin, South Australia 5009.

80737 Aircraftman 1 Douglas Thomson.
Born February 13, 1919, Broken Hill, New South Wales.
Enlisted May 29, 1942, at Perth.
Mustering: Aircraft Hand.
Unit: 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie.
Killed aircraft accident, Port Pirie, November 22, 1942.
Next-of-kin: Mrs.Ruby Thomson -- mother. 30 Rowell Crescent, Kilkenny, South Australia 5070.

This aircraft had been involved in an earlier forced landing accident approximately 14 miles north west of Port Pirie airfield on 5 November 1941.

 

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