Leading Aircraftman Kent Blight BUSSELL

Service No: 422405
Born: Marrickville NSW, 10 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1942
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-332), Temora, 8 December 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Temora General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Lytton Bussell and Esther Emma Bussell, of Ashfield
Roll of Honour: Ashfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Honour Roll of Old Newingtonians, Stanmore NSW

At 2010 hours on 8 December 1942, Tiger Moths A17-444 and A17-332 collided in mid-air during circuit and landings practice flight and all the crews were killed. The collision occurred at a height of 1,000 feet and the aircraft crashed in Brays Paddock, one mile south east of the Temora aerodrome.

The crew members of A17-332 were:

Leading Aircraftman Kent Blight Bussell (422405) (Trainee Dual Pilot)
Sergeant Stanley Laurence Jay (411915) (Instructor Pilot)

The Pilot of A17-444 was:

Leading Aircraftman Norman Cecil Beves (423599) (Trainee Pilot)


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, 163/94/349; A9845, 87
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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