COOK Colin Walter 427803

LEST WE FORGET 

Leading Aircraftman Colin Walter COOK

Service No: 427803
Born: Cottesloe WA, 1 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 October 1942
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft W2256), near Mallala, 22 July 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Mallala War Cemetery SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Alexander and Mona Westralia Cook, of East Fremantle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: East Fremantle WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 0100 hours on 22 July 1943, Avro Anson W2256 crashed two kms north east of the aerodrome, seriously injuring Leading Aircraftman Cook who was flying solo and later died.  The aircraft was attempting to land in heavy fog conditions at the conclusion of a night cross-country flight.

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, 77

Bibliography:

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