Pilot Officer Jack Vivian BRITTAIN

Service No: 407889
Born: North Norwood SA, 11 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 5 Squadron, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-210), Meredith VIC, 21 March 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Port Adelaide and Suburban Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Vivian Arthur John and May Charlotte Brittain, of Lockleys
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 21 March 1942, Wirraway A20-210 was observed to dive into the ground during low level aerobatics. Both crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Pilot officer Jack Vivian Brittain (407889) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Burnett Scotton (20818) (Navigator / Wireless)


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, 108

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