Leading Aircraftman William Ross Bremner FENTON

Service No: 410473
Born: Cobram VIC, 30 July 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1942
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School. Mount Gambier SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Observers School Anson aircraft AW678), Reedy Creek SA, 11 August 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace and Grace Fenton, of Mitcham
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1430 hours on 11 August 1942, Avro Anson AW678 crashed and burned at Reedy Creek, near Kingston, South Australia and all five crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is unknown. The crew members of AW678 were:

Leading Aircraftman William Ross Bremner Fenton (410473) (Trainee Observer)
Sergeant William Nathaniel Higham Fleming (23964) (Wireless Instructor)
Leading Aircraftman Charles Thomas Fletcher (410476) (Trainee Observer)
Sergeant John Edward Moorhouse (405197) (Pilot)
Sergeant Malcolm Albert Thiele (416804) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 59


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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