Flying Officer Stuart FITTON

Service No: 254900
Born: Nauru, 15 September 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 July 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School, Western Junction TAS
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-560), near Western Junction, 11 June 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Carr Villa General Cemetery, Launceston TAS
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Fred Hassall Fitton and Cora Merle Fitton, of Camberwell. Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Heidelberg VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a dual instruction flight on 11 June 1943, Tiger Moth A17-560 crashed at 1400 hours five miles south of the Western Junction aerodrome and the crew members were killed. The main plane appeared to come off in mid-air and the aircraft spun in and hit the ground.

The crew members of A17-560 were:

Flying Officer Stuart Fitton (254900) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Alan Bruce Leake (419788) (Trainee Pilot)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/13/63; A9845, 47

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