CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
8 MILES NORTH EAST OF NHILL, VIC
ON 13 MAY 1943
During a training mission from Mt Gambier to Nhill, Avro Anson W2574, a twin engined trainer with five crew crashed in fog just 8 miles north east of Nhill, on the 13 May 1943. The crew of five were all killed instantly and were buried at the Nhill cemetery.
|NAME||SERVICE NO.||BORN ON||BORN AT||POSTING|
|Flying Officer Leonard Fraser Gillespie Seabrook||406878||10 Jul 1910||Broken Hill||2 Air Observers School|
|Leading Aircraftman Victor Vernon Darby||418354||28 Feb 1919||Waltah, India||2 Air Observers School Mt Gambier|
|Sergeant Victor Keith Jordan||408457||28 Dec 1923||Hobart, Tasmania||2 Air Observers School Mt Gambier|
|Pilot Officer Harold Wilfred Rash||427546||6 Dec 1923||Northam, WA||4 Service Flying Training School|
|Sergeant David Richard James Edwards||417295||21 Aug 1923||Cleve, SA||2 Air Observers School Mt Gambier|
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