CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
8 MILES NORTH EAST OF NHILL, VIC
ON 13 MAY 1943

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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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