EDQUIST John 406175

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant John EDQUIST

Service No: 406175
Born: West Perth WA, 30 December 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1940
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Wagga Wagga, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft A19-77), Forest Hill NSW, 1 July 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Victor Thomas Edquist and Evangeline Louisa Edquist, of Toorak, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 1 July 1943, Bristol Beaufighter aircraft A19-77 crashed and burned at Forest Hill NSW, killing both crew members.

The crew members of A19-77 were:

Flight Lieutenant John Edquist (406175) (Pilot)
Sergeant Joseph James Moyle (418149) (Navigator)

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, 15

Bibliography:

Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed, Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990