Flying Officer Jonathon Robert CORNELL

Service No: 437399
Born: Adelaide SA, 2 November 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1943
Unit: No. 78 Squadron, Hollandia, New Guinea
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 78 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-457), Hollandia New Guinea, 9 July 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick William and Marjorie Douglas Cornell, of Springfield, South Australia. Dip. Agric. (Roseworthy)
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On return from operations, Flying Officer Cornell in A29-457 crashed into the sea near Hollandia while testing his aircraft’s guns. The cause of the crash is unknown.


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, 158

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