Sergeant Noel Elford GIDDINGS

Service No: 416021
Born: Millicent SA, 28 December 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No.1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A20-404), Glen Maggie Weir VIC, 14 March 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Cremated
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Arthur and Violet May Giddings, of Millicent, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Millicent SA
Remembered: Victorian Cremation Memorial, Springvale VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Brother of Pilot Officer Bryan Wilba Giddings (416949)

On 14 March 1942, Wirraway A20-404 crashed into Glen Maggie Weir, killing Sergeant Giddings who was flying solo. The cause of the accident is described as obscure.


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 A9845, 103


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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