Leading Aircraftman Frederick William ADCOCK

Service No: 74274
Born: Welland SA, 24 September 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 December 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 77 Squadron
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Nooemfor, 9 January 1945, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil Orlando Adcock and Hilda Alice Adcock, of Welland, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Woodville SA
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 January 1945, Leading Aircraftman Adcock, a Flight Rigger, was dangerously injured with extensive burns and admitted to No. 24 Medical Clearing Station, Noemfoor and he died of his injuries on 9 January 1945. The fire was assumed to have been caused by a spark from a gun solenoid, while he was testing the gun firing mechanism during a 160 hourly inspection. He was working underneath Kittyhawk A29-803 cleaning the gun and unable to get clear before being extensively burned.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/3/351

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