Pilot Officer Jack Clarence BURRASTON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

RAF Service No: 43279 (RAF)
Born: Glen Innes, NSW, July 1917
Enlisted in the RAF: 13 August 1939
Unit: RAF College, RAF Station Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Died: Aircraft Accident: (RAF College Hawker Hind aircraft K5413), 6 July 1940, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard, Lincolnshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis and Esther Amy Burraston, of Kanwal, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Remembered: Wyong War Memorial, Wyong NSW

Pilot Officer Burraston was an Australian Cadet accepted for training by the RAF who embarked for the UK on 12 August 1939.

Pilot Officer Burraston was killed in a training accident on 6 July 1940. After making a stall turn during aerobatic training, Hind K5413 failed to recover and crashed into the River Trent, killing both crew members.

The crew members of K5413 were:

Pilot Officer Jack Clarence Burraston (43279) (RAF) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Ronald Halford Walker (905524) (RAFVR) (Trainee Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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