Sergeant Thomas Myles DAWSON

Service No: 405724
Born: Mareeba QLD, 9 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 May 1941
Unit: Central Flying School
Died: Aircraft Accident (Central Flying School Wirraway aircraft A20-45), near Tamworth NSW, 18 January 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Tamworth War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Roland and Barbara Moody Dawson, of Mareeba, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Mareeba QLD
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 January 1943, Wirraway A20-45 was detailed to carry out low flying practice in the authorised low flying area. At 1050 hours the aircraft crashed, at Curralubula, which is 16 miles south west of Tamworth, and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-45 were:

Sergeant Thomas Myles Dawson (405724) (Second Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant Andrew William MacArthur-Onslow (261535) (Pilot)


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, 166/9/9; A9845, 102

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