GLANCE Albert 210073

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Albert GLANCE

Service No: 210073
Born: Boulder WA, 12 May 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 September 1939
Unit: No. 24 Squadron, RAAF Station Amberley QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 24 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-118), Townsville QLD, 30 June 1941, Aged 25 years
Buried: Townsville Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Jacob and Lily May Glance, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

During dive-bombing practice at Townsville on 30 June 1941, the wings of Wirraway A20-118 collapsed and its two crew members were killed in the resulting crash. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Mervyn Nelson Finster (690) (Pilot)
Sergeant Albert Glance (210073) (Observer)

References:

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, 105

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991