DUNCAN Ian Laddie 415772

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Ian Laddie DUNCAN

Service No: 415772
Born: Wagin WA, 15 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: General Reconnaissance School, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (General Reconnaissance School Anson aircraft W2253), Won Wron VIC, 21 May 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Daisy Doris Duncan, of Serpentine, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Pingelly WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 21 May 1943, General Reconnaissance School Avro Anson W2253 crashed at Won Wron and five of the six crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman George Charles Adams (40393)
Sergeant Ira Steve Bensley (413514) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 22 November 1945
Sergeant John James Denmeade (422346)
Sergeant Ian Laddie Duncan (415772) (Pilot)
Sergeant Gregory Carlisle Lawrence (422081)
Leading Aircraftman Ronald Wilson Murphy (48223)

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, 77