Flying Officer Lindsay Alfred James DANN

Service No: 401918
Born: Castlemaine VIC, 27 August 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 4 Squadron Detachment Gusap
Died: Air Operations: (No. 4 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-119), PNG, 26 April 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Josephine Muriel Dann; husband of Marjorie Edith Dann, of Geelong, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Barham NSW
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Barham Cenotaph, Barham NSW

On 26 April 1944, Boomerangs A46-119 and A46-148 were detailed to carry out a tactical reconnaissance of the Alexishafen area in New Guinea. The aircraft took off from the Gusap strip at 0900 hours, but it failed to return from the mission. Later the wrecks of both aircraft and the remains of both pilots were found on the slopes of Mt Sinouaat in the Finisterre Ranges at about 9,000 feet. Local residents said that two aircraft flew towards the mountain which was cloud covered at the time and one turned right and the other turned left. Both entered cloud and crashed and it is possible that the aircraft collided.

The pilots killed were:

Flying Officer Lindsay Alfred James Dann (401918) (Pilot A46-119)
Flying Officer Keith Hindmarsh (405735) (Pilot A46-148)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 1667/9/300
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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