Flying Officer Anthony Ashby DANIEL

Service No: 243
Born: Hoo UK, 10 July 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1937 (at RAAF Station Point Cook VIC)
Unit: No. 14 Squadron, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 14 Squadron Anson aircraft A4-4) Mount Torbreck VIC, 16 May 1940, Aged 22 Years
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Winifred Amy Daniel, of Mount Lawley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Accident Site at Mount Torbreck
Remembered: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Remembered: Panel 3, Springvale Crematorium, VIC
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Anson Aircraft A4-4 allotted to RAAF CAMDEN lost in an unknown area in Victoria enroute from POINT COOK to CAMDEN. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Anthony Ashby Daniel (243) (Pilot)
Corporal Francis Etienne Hyland (3515) (Fitter)
Corporal Herman Fred Sass (2560) (Fitter)
Corporal Ivan Lapen Stowdor (2474) (Wireless Telegraph Operator)

No. 14 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 16 May 1940

Crew of missing Anson A4-4 presumed dead and struck strength.

No. 14 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 6 September 1940

The wreckage was not discovered on Mount Torbreck in Victoria until January 1941. This event is the first fatal aviation accident suffered by a WA-based RAAF Unit.


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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A79300, DANIEL A A


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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