DUFFIELD Neville William 427617

LEST WE FORGET

Warrant Officer Neville William DUFFIELD

Service No: 427617
Born: Leederville WA, 18 March 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 August 1942
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Mosquito aircraft A52-88), Williamtown area, 28 June 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Arthur and Beryl Dorothea Duffield, of Nedlands, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 28 June 1945, Mosquito A52-88 spun during a climbing turn to the right during bombing practice at Cemetery Range NSW and crashed into the sea. An underwater search could not locate the wreckage.

The crew members of A52-88 were:

Flight Sergeant Brian Collins (433089)
Warrant Officer Neville William Duffield (427617)

References:

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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 152

Bibliography:

Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990