Flight Lieutenant Douglas William BATZLOFF

Service No: 440593
Born: Oakey QLD, 26 January 1926
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 January 1944
Unit: Survey Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (Survey Squadron Mosquito aircraft A52-607), near Townsville QLD, 25 March 1947, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William John and Jesse Adelaide Batzloff; husband of Bernice Dorothy Batzloff, of St. Peters, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 25 March 1947, Mosquito A52-607 was reported missing on a travel flight from Canberra to Garbutt, Queensland. It was last reported over Home Hill in conditions of poor visibility. The wreck of the aircraft was later found on Saddle Mountain, twenty miles south east of Townsville, and the crew members had been killed in the crash.

The crew members of A52-607 were:

Flight Lieutenant Douglas William Batzloff (440593) (Navigator Wireless)
Flight Lieutenant Frank Langford DFC (412976) (Pilot)


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, 166/5/1474; A9845, 153