Pilot Officer Jack HOLT

Service No: 3514
Born: Ballarat VIC, 16 December 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 June 1938
Unit: No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, Mascot NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-254), Lakes Golf Links, Sydney, 5 April 1941, Aged 24 Years
Cremated: Sydney (Eastern Suburbs) Crematorium NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John William and Pearl Irene Holt; husband of Myrtle Jean Holt, of St. James, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Ballarat VIC
Remembered: Panel 5, NSW Cremation Memorial
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5 April 1941, Tiger Moth A17-254 collided in the air with A17-252 and crashed on the Lakes Golf Links, Sydney. The crew members in A17-254 were killed and A17-252 was recovered with extensive damage.

The crew members of A17-254 were:

Leading Aircraftman Thomas Elliott Mays Hodge (403052) (Trainee Pilot)
Pilot Officer Jack Holt (3514) (Instructor Pilot)

The crew members of A17-252 were:

Pilot Officer John Robert Cherry (291880) (Instructor Pilot) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 22 August 1945
Leading Aircraftman John Henry Stephen Pettett (403372) (Trainee Pilot) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 24 October 1945


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 A705, 163/123/85; A9845, 17

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