Leading Aircraftman David James HINSLEY

Service No: 410195
Born: Hawthorn VIC, 31 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1941
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-249), near Mathoura NSW, 24 December 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Deniliquin War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Jane Ruby Hinsley, of Hawthorn, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Bendigo VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During formation flying practice on 24 December 1942, Wirraways A20-344 and A20-249 collided in mid-air and crashed nine miles west of Mathoura, New South Wales, and both trainee pilots were killed.

The Pilots were:

Leading Aircraftman David James Hinsley (410195) (Trainee Pilot) Wirraway A20-249
Leading Aircraftman Graeme Marwick Williams (410930) (Trainee Pilot) Wirraway A20-344


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 410195; A9845, 174

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