Pilot Officer Ross Westlake HUTTON

Service No: 400801
Born: Essendon VIC, 5 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft V6299), Kenya, 26 November 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Nakuru North Cemetery, Kenya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Neil Westlake Hutton and Maud Evelyn Hutton, of North Balwyn, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Kew VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Just before noon on the 26 November 1941, Blenheim V6299 crashed two miles from Kampi Ya Moto Railway station and Pilot Officer Hutton flying solo was killed. It was believed that the aircraft was flying too low over a grass covered plain which was bordered at one end by a Thorn tree belt at least half a mile wide. The aircraft’s nose and one wing struck one of these trees, rose a little, and then crashed into the ground 700 yards ahead of the tree.


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, 163/36/127

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