Pilot Officer Peter James CUST

Service No: 409089
Born: Casterton VIC, 21 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 2 Aircraft Park
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Aircraft Park Wirraway aircraft A20-560), Bankstown NSW, 13 June 1942, Aged 19 Years
Cremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Chatswood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Austin Donaldson Cust and Mary Isobel Cust, of Seaforth
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0936 hours on 13 June 1942, Wirraway A20-560 crashed about three quarters of a mile south of Bankstown Aerodrome, New South Wales, and the two on board were killed. The aircraft had been on a flight to test the generator and it dived into the ground from approximately 1,500 feet after a turn.

The crew members of A20-560 were:

Pilot Officer Peter James Cust (409089) (Pilot)
Sergeant Marmon L York (6149460) (USAAF) (Supernumerary, 11th Material Squadron)


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, 163/26/218

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