Leading Aircraftman John Joseph GRIFFIN

Service No: 19643
Born: Ballarat VIC, 19 January 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 November 1940
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton, VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 67 Squadron Anson aircraft AW667), Yanakie VIC, 17 April 1944, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery Sale, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Joseph and Queenie Bridget Griffin, of Ballarat.
Roll of Honour: Ballarat VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a test flight on 17 April 1944, Avro Anson AW667 crashed at Yanakie killing its crew. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman John Joseph Griffin (19643) (Cook, Supernumerary)
Aircraftman Class 1 Ronald Oswald Rathke (140569) (Armourer, Supernumerary)
Flight Sergeant David Guise Shanks (436096) (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, 59

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