Mr John Tudor EVANS

Civilian Flying Instructor

Service No: Not Applicable
Born: Location and Date Unavailable
Died: Aircraft Accident (Royal Aero Club of Western Australia DH-94 Moth Minor registration VH-ADB), Guildford WA, 20 May 1940, Aged 26 Years
Age: 29 years
RAAF Unit: Headquarters RAAF Station Pearce (Royal Aero Club under contract to RAAF)
Buried: Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA

On 20 May 1940, John Tudor Evans, an instructor with the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, died in an aircraft accident while supervising a practice forced landing at Maylands Airfield (Dunreath) WA. Air Cadet Allan John MacPherson also perished in the accident and became the first serving RAAF member to be killed in an aircraft accident in Western Australia.

John Tudor Evans was a Western Australian who had held previously a short service commission with the Royal Air Force.


Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records


Giles, R. O. (Robert Owen) Wings in the West: A history of the first Fifty Years of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, c 1980

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