Leading Aircraftman John Findlay COOPER

Service No: 434542
Born: Mordialloc VIC, 23 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 December 1942
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-358), near Deniliquin NSW, 22 September 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Deniliquin War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert John and Valetta Martha Watson Cooper, of Mordialloc, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Mordialloc VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a solo night flying cross country exercise on 22 September 1943, Wirraway A20-358 crashed at 0030 hours 25 miles north east of the Deniliquin aerodrome and Leading Aircraftman Cooper was killed.


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, 166/8/231; A9845, 112

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