Flying Officer James Frederick COLTHRUP

Service No: 3485
Born: Collingwood VIC, 29 December 1908
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 June 1938
Unit: No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, Maryborough QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-1), Maryborough, 21 February 1942, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Boroondara General Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Christina Colthrup; husband of Margaret Jean Colthrup, of Wangaratta
Roll of Honour: Kew VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1135 hours on 21 February 1942, Tiger Moth A17-1 crashed a Maryborough aerodrome during a reconnaissance flight.

The crew members of A17-1 were:

Flying Officer James Frederick Colthrup (3485) (Electrical Mechanical Engineer)
Squadron Leader G A Richmond (34203) (RAF) (Pilot) Seriously Injured


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, 163/26/181; A9845, 31

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