Pilot Officer Ian Douglas COLQUHOUN-THOMSON

Service No: 403177
Born: Woollahra NSW, 2 July 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 December 1940
Unit: No. 92 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 92 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BR466), Egypt, 26 August 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Emma Dorothy Colquhoun-Thomson, of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 August 1942 Spitfire BR466 took off from Landing Ground 173 on a non-operational flight. The Pilot tried a half roll out of an inverted position with insufficient height and crashed. Eye witnesses stated that the aircraft came over the aerodrome from the south west at about 1,000 feet. At 1,500 to 2,000 feet the aircraft started an upwards roll and stalled while on its back, crashing and killing Pilot Officer Colquhoun-Thomson.


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, 163/26/258

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