HAINS Albert Leonard 16420

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Albert Leonard HAINS

Service No: 16420
Born: Kalgoorlie WA, 1 July 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 May 1940
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Canberra ACT
Died: Ground Accident, Canberra, 24 June 1947, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Canberra (Woden) Public Cemetery, ACT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert E. Hains and Catherine Hains; husband of Rona Maud Hains, of West Hobart, Tasmania.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 24 June 1947, Leading aircraftman Hains, a Fitter II Engines, was killed as a result of a collision between a taxying aircraft, Mustang A68-43 and a fire tender. The Mustang was being taxied by Wing Commander Cresswell, the leader of a formation of 8 Mustang aircraft that were in the process of landing at Canberra aerodrome. Leading Aircraftman Hains was a member of the duty crew on the Fire Tender vehicle.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/1597