Pilot Officer Alan Ross Airly ARNOTT

Service No: 426819
Born: Northbridge NSW, 25 June 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 August 1942 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-117), near Mildura VIC, 16 July 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alan William Airly Arnott and Ethel Norah Arnott, of Mount Isa, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Toowoomba QLD
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 July 1943, Kittyhawk A29-117 flown by Pilot Officer Arnott took off in company with Flight Sergeant William Charles James (412812) (Discharged: 26 September 1944) in Kittyhawk A29-22 to carry out a combat training exercise. Flight Sergeant James last saw A29-117 at 10,000 feet behind him in a steep turn in a position between Lake Victoria and Wentworth, New South Wales. Pilot Officer Arnott’s remains in the burnt out aircraft were found 14 miles south west of the aerodrome on 17 July 1943.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/4/53; A9845, 5

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