Sergeant Beverley Kilgour CHANDLER

Service No: 21351
Born: Newcastle NSW, 29 November 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 June 1940
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Horn Island QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-190), off the Queensland Coast, 23 May 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Wallace Dorman Chandler and Elizabeth Emily Chandler, of Newcastle, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Newcastle Boys High School Memorial Entrance World War II, Waratah NSW

On 23 May 1942 No. 32 Squadron Hudson A16-190 crashed into the sea off Beverley Island in the Northumberland Group which is to the south east of Mackay, Queensland. The crew members were:

Flight Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Adams (692) (Pilot)
Sergeant Brian Robert Bright (407841) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Beverley Kilgour Chandler (21351) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Desmond Power (416230) (Observer)


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 A705, 163/96/133
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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