Sergeant Jeffrey Graham CORNFOOT

Service No: 205780
Born: Melbourne VIC, 13 February 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1938
Unit: No. 75 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 75 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-156), Cairns QLD, 26 November 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Cairns Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mrs. E. Cornfoot, of Toorak, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 November 1942, Kittyhawk A29-156 flown by Sergeant Cornfoot was in a formation over Cairns at a height of 1,200 feet detailed to carry out a non-operational practice exercise. The formation was heading in the direction of the gunnery range when the Pilot of another aircraft saw A29-156 dive steeply across his tail. The aircraft was rolling slowly and then went into a vertical dive towards the ground. It crashed into a house at 1630 EST hours and Sergeant Cornfoot was killed. The house was destroyed by fire but fortunately there was no one inside.


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, 163/98/781; A9845, 7

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