FISHER Osborne Kirkton 406353

LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Osborne Kirkton FISHER

Service No: 406353
Born: Perth WA, 10 August 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 14 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Saltby, Leicestershire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 14 Operational Training Unit Hampden aircraft P1168), Leicestershire, 9 December 1941, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Cottesmore (St. Nicholas) Churchyard Extension, Rutland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Osman Fisher and Eva Link Fisher; husband of Penelope Ann Cecil Fisher, of Leederville, Western Australia. A.R.I.B.A.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Hampden P1168 took off from RAF Saltby on 9th December 1941, for night circuit training. While turning left at 1858 hours, some four miles south of the airfield, the pilot lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft stalled and crashed and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of P1168 were:

Pilot Officer Osborne Kirkton Fisher (406353) (Pilot)
Sergeant Kenneth Frederick Thornton (402623) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

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 A705, 163/32/83