ENGLISH Francis Gregory 415243

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Francis Gregory ENGLISH

Service No: 415243
Born: Perth WA, 12 April 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School, Cunderdin WA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-150) near Cunderdin WA, 20 October 1943, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Edward and Alice Maud English husband of Molly English, of Kulyaling.
Roll of Honour: Merredin WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Tiger Moth aircraft A17-150 and A17-203 collided in full flight. Flying Officer Francis Gregory English (415243) No. 29431 Leading Aircraftman Donald John McCaskill (29431) Aircrew II(P) and No. 38597 Leading Aircraftman Donald Joseph St. Clair Fraser (38597) Aircrew II(P) killed.

No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 20 October 1943

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line record A9845, 87

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Tiger Moth, CT-4, Wackett and Winjeel in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991