Pilot Officer Kenneth Shenton ANDRUS

Service No: 49750
Born: Perth WA, 18 September 1898
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 January 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: Armament School
Died: Aircraft Accident (Armament School Demon aircraft A1-57), near Point Cook VIC, 23 March 1942, Aged 43 Years
Cremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry and Marion Frances Andrus; husband of Virginia Gwen Andrus, of Clifton Gardens
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1550 hours on 23 March 1942, Hawker Demon A1-57 crashed three miles west of Point Cook. During a ground to air camera gun exercise, the practice aircraft dived too low and hit the camera gun being operated by Pilot Officer Andrus (Administrative & Special Duties) and he was killed in the accident. The aircraft crash landed and the crew were uninjured.

The crew members of A1-57 were:

Sergeant Roger Nepean Kuring (401516) (Pilot) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 7 May 1946
Aircraftman Class I Peter Watson (45279) (Supernumerary) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 10 January 1946


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, 163/22/125