Squadron Leader James Joseph HENRY

Service No: 1688
Born: Bundarra NSW, 14 February 1906
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 August 1927 (at Randwick NSW)
Unit: Air Force Headquarters, Melbourne
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Communication Unit Dragon DH84 aircraft A34-58), Toowoomba QLD, 20 March 1944, Aged 38 Years
Buried: Toowoomba Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Edward and Sarah Jane Henry; husband of Alice Teresa Henry, of Haberfield, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At Toowoomba airfield on 20 March 1944, during a non-operational flight Dragon A34-58 was making a downwind landing where the aircraft overshot, hit a fence and crashed into trees at the edge of the airfield and caught fire. On board the aircraft were:

Flight Sergeant Jack Hume Bird (409131) (Pilot)
Squadron Leader Oswald Terence Cantor (261104) (Equipment Officer)
Squadron Leader James Joseph Henry (1688) (Equipment Officer)
Leading Aircraftman John Royal Twyford (70460) (Fitter IIE) Died of injuries: 20 March 1944


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, 213

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