LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 John Keith MacDonald BROWN

Service No: 37562
Born: Campsie NSW, 23 June 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 June 1941
Unit: Headquarters, RAAF Station Williamtown, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-106), Williamtown NSW, 6 January 1942, Aged 32 Years
Remembered: NSW Crematorium Memorial, Sydney
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William John Charles George and Alice Catherine Brown; husband of Ethel May Brown, of Hamilton. (Cremated, Newcastle Crematorium, Beresfield.).
Roll of Honour: Newcastle NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1615 hours on 6 January 1942, Wirraway A20-106 stalled, crashed and was destroyed by fire at RAAF Station Williamtown and the crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-106 were:

Aircraftman Class 1 John Keith McDonald Brown (37562) (Pay Clerk, Supernumerary) (Headquarters Williamtown)
Flying Officer Stanley Eric Ross (406116) (Pilot)

References:

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, 105