Pilot Officer Leonard Charley FENLY

Service No: 403134
Born: Mackay QLD, 3 June 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: Central Flying School
Died: Aircraft Accident (Central Flying School Wirraway aircraft A20-19), Warral NSW, 23 May 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Tamworth General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jane Harriet Fenly, of Newcastle; husband of Beatrice Mary Fenly
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1410 hours on 23 May 1942, Wirraway A20-19 suffered a high speed stall as the aircraft was observed to do a steeply banked turn at low altitude during which it flicked and crashed at Warral near Tamworth.

The crew members of A20-19 were:

Flying Officer David Searle Ambrose (407398) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Leonard Charles Fenly (403134) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
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, 101


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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