Aircraftman Class I Arthur Edward ALDERSON

Service No: 6517
Born: Sydney NSW, 12 October 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 December 1939
Unit: No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School, Narromine NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-36), near Narromine, 8 August 1940, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Narromine General Cemetery, Narromine NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Elsie Blanch Alderson, of Maroubra
Roll of Honour: Bathurst NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 August 1940, Tiger Moth A17-36 spun into the ground from about 500 feet and both crew members were killed

The crew members of A17-36 were:

Aircraftman Class I Arthur Edward Alderson (6517) (Trainee Pilot)
Flying Officer Holbert Frank Smales (603) (Instructor Pilot)


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, 163/87/108; A9845, 32

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