Pilot Officer Bruce Francis Patrick CORBETT-THOMPSON

Service No: 404560
Born: London, England, 26 June 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1940 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 1 Coastal Artillery Co-Operation Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Coastal Artillery Co-Operation Unit Blenheim aircraft T1951), Kent, 14 October 1941, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis Stuart Corbett-Thompson and Eileen Claire Marie Corbett-Thompson; husband of Anna Ruth Edith Corbett-Thompson, of Teneriffe, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 October 1941, Blenheim T1951 was detailed to carry out a simulated low dive bombing attack on troop concentrations in a defined area south east of Kent. The aircraft struck a tree while in a left turn, and it crashed out of control near Shepherdswell, Kent. All on board were killed.

The crew members of T1951 were:

Pilot Officer Bruce Francis Patrick Corbett-Thompson (404560) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frederick Whyatt Treeby (1250021) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Norman Thomas Wosencroft (1073096) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) Supernumerary
Sergeant Sidney Yates (987761) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) Supernumerary


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, 163/58/47

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