Squadron Leader Simon John FRASER DFC

Service No: 524
Born: Melbourne VIC, 10 December 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 November 1939
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Darwin NT
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), 26 March 1943 (Citation Title: No. 2 Squadron)
Died: Ground Accident, Darwin NT, 11 October 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Adelaide River Wear Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Simon and Phyllis Hammond Fraser; husband of Mary Fraser, of Toorak, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Tragically, on 11 October, Squadron Leader Simon Fraser, the popular “A” Flight Commander, was killed in a jeep accident. He had been traveling with Flying Officer Ian Herbert Arthur Hay (250720) on the main road to Darwin, south of Batchelor.

Extract from Bennett, J. (John William) Highest Traditions: the history of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995 – Page 173


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 A9300, Fraser S J


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

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