Sergeant Leslie Charles DALTON

Service No: 401303
Born: Melbourne VIC, 1 January 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1941
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft Z7844), Uganda, 6 July 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Tororo Cemetery, Uganda
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert James Dalton and Ellen Dalton; husband of Freda Annie Caroline Dalton, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Elsternwick VIC
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0700 hours on 6 July 1942, Blenheim Z7844 crashed 13 miles east of Toroco, Uganda, and all the crew members were killed. The engine of the aircraft failed and the Pilot flew into cloud on one engine and lost control, after which the aircraft flew into the ground from a low height.

The crew members of Z7844 were:

Sergeant Leslie Charles Dalton (401303) (Observer)
Sergeant Leslie James Mallows (1377970) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Robert William Wilson (405371) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 163/100/227

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