Leading Aircraftman John Robert BLACK

Service No: 409376
Born: Newport VIC, 21 July 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AT 439), Beech Forest VIC, 12 April 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Williamstown General Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Johnson Black and Esther Amelia Black, of Wonthaggi
Roll of Honour: Newport VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1105 hours on 12 April 1942, Airspeed Oxford AT 439 crashed 5 kms north east of Beech Forrest, Victoria and all three crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman John Robert Black (409376) (Trainee Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Russell Edward Johnston (408284) (Trainee Pilot)
Sergeant Theodore William Penn (407908) (Instructor Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 239

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