LEST WE FORGET

Squadron Leader Oswald Terence CANTOR

Service No: 261104
Born: 7 January 1908, Location Unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date, Location Unavailable
Unit: Headquarters North Western Area, Darwin NT
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Communication Unit Dragon DH84 aircraft A34-58), Toowoomba QLD, 20 March 1944, Aged 36 Years
Buried: Toowoomba Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Melbourne Hirch Cantor and Mary Cantor; husband of Claudia Margaret Cantor, of Double Bay, New South Wales. B.A., B.Comm., B.Ec.
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At Toowoomba airfield on 20 March 1944, during a non-operational flight Dragon A34-58 was making a downwind landing where the aircraft overshot, hit a fence and crashed into trees at the edge of the airfield and caught fire. On board the aircraft were:

Flight Sergeant Jack Hume Bird (409131) (Pilot)
Squadron Leader Oswald Terence Cantor (261104) (Equipment Officer)
Squadron Leader James Joseph Henry (1688) (Equipment Officer)
Leading Aircraftman John Royal Twyford (70460) (Fitter IIE) Died of injuries: 20 March 1944

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, 213