Sergeant Frank GRAHAM

Service No: 410543
Born: Caulfield VIC, 19 March 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1942
Unit: No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft N 9258), Benalla VIC, 7 July 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Benalla War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Charles and Sarah Graham, of Caulfield; husband of Valerie Jean Graham, of Balwyn.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During night flying on 7 July 1943, Tiger Moth N 9258 dived vertically to the ground on the down wind leg of a circuit of the airfield. The crash 1 km east of the airfield killed both crew members who were:

Sergeant Frank Graham (410543) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Vincent Brendan O’Dowd (429783) (Trainee Pilot)


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, 83

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