Leading Aircraftman Ernest Allen BROOKS

Service No: 403651
Born: Warialda NSW, 7 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 1Service Flying Training School (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident, Alliston Aerodrome, Ontario, 18 October 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Mary Margaret Brooks, of Stanmore, New South Wales. Australia
Roll of Honour: East Gresford NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 October 1941, Leading Aircraftman Brooks took off from Alliston Aerodrome, near Camp Borden, at 0410 hours on a solo night flight. The take-off was with full flaps and after attaining a height of 300 feet, the aircraft executed a left turn and dived to the ground, killing Leading Aircraftman Brooks.


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, 163/93/306

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