Flight Sergeant Ignatius Joseph FLYNN

Service No: 419773
Born: Bunbury WA, 22 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 October 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 3 Advanced Flying Unit RAF
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Advanced Flying unit Oxford aircraft AB719), Kent, 14 July 1944, Aged 21Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dr. Ignatius Joseph Flynn and Mary Josephine Flynn, of Bunbury, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Bunbury WA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 14th July 1944, Airspeed Oxford AB719 took off on a solo day non-operational training flight of single engine flying, take offs and circuits and landings. The aircraft crashed at Upper Hill Farm, Somerford, Keynes, Kent and Flight Sergeant Flynn was killed. Eye witnesses said that the aircraft spun in from 300 feet, hit a tree, and crashed at 1330 hours.


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, 166/13/265

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