Warrant Officer Terence William BINNING

Service No: 420432
Born: London, England, 8 March 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 62 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 62 Squadron Dakota aircraft KN457), Myanmar, 13 July 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert William and Florence Binning, of Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Enfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 July 1945 Dakota KN457 was detailed to carry out a supply landing to No 221 Group at Meiktila. The pilot of Dakota ‘U’ of No. 62 Squadron reported that when flying at about 8,000 feet in an approximate position 060 degrees, 11 miles from base, he saw an aircraft flying about 1,000 feet below and to port at 1021 hours. Looking downwards a few seconds later he and two crew members observed a Dakota in a steep spin at about 4,000 feet. Shortly after, it disappeared into cloud. He reported the incident to Control and Civil Affairs reported at 1200 hours that the Headman from the village of Dongyi had information concerning an aircraft that had crashed near his village. The aircraft was a complete wreck and 4 bodies were found.

The crew members of KN457 were:

Warrant Officer Terence William Binning (420432) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer William Oliver Davison (166717) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Seymour William Hamilton (424457) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer II Roy Howard Jones (R/67733) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Ross Moore (423158) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 166/5/1221

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