HAFFNER Ernest Louis 406010

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Ernest Louis HAFFNER

Service No: 406010
Born: Geraldton WA, 26 March 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 April 1940
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-370), near Deniliquin, 24 June 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Deniliquin General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Louis and Florence Haffner, of South Perth, Western Australia. Bronze Medal (Life Saving).
Roll of Honour: South Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 24 June 1942, Wirraway A20-370 crashed 28 kms north of Deniliquin and both crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman Kevin Davidson (415466) (Student)
Flight Sergeant Ernest Louis Haffner (406010) (Pilot)

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, 112