LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Arnold Victor DOLPHIN

Service No: Unknown
Born: Southend-on-Sea, England, 4 August 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 January 1937 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 12 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-5), Darwin NT, 5 September 1939, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Victor and Florence Dolphin, of Fairfield, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Bathurst NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst NSW

No. 12 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-5 crashed on arrival at Darwin on 5 September 1939 and both crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Flying Officer Arnold Victor Dolphin (Pilot)
Corporal Harold William Johnson (1727) (Observer)

References:

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 A9845, 101