Leading Aircraftman John Henry FRIDAY

Service No: 19923
Born: Bonnie Doon VIC, 21 June 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 December 1940
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AS615), near Point Cook, 13 September 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Henry and Elizabeth Friday, of Bonnie Doon
Roll of Honour: Bonnie Doon VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1155 hours on 13September 1943, Oxfords AS615 and SN271 collided in full flight and crashed at Salt Lake, half a mile north east of the Point Cook aerodrome and both crews were killed in the accident.

The pilot of AS615 was:

Leading Aircraftman John Henry Friday (19923) (Trainee Solo Pilot)

The crew members of SN271 were:

Leading Aircraftman Noel James Harper (430167) (Trainee Solo Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Vincent Martin Purkiss (432972) (Trainee Solo Pilot, Supernumerary)


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, 166/14/96; A9845, 177

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