Sergeant Allan Martin BLACKBURN

Service No: 401362
Born: St Kilda VIC, 16 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 February 1941
Unit: No. 457 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 457 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-40), Sackville NSW, 29 September 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Brighton General Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Moses William and Catherine Elizabeth Blackburn, of St. Kilda
Roll of Honour: St Kilda VIC
Remembered: Panel 106, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1545 hours on 29 September 1942, Wirraway A20-40 hit wires while low flying and crashed into a river near Sackville. Both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-40 were:

Flight Sergeant Edwin Ray Bassett (400268) (Pilot)
Sergeant Allan Martin Blackburn (401362) (Pilot, Supernumerary)


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, 163/92/196; A9845, 102