INGLE James Ian 415848

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Ian James INGLE

Service No: 415848
Born: Perth WA, 23 May 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 31 Squadron, Coomalie Creek NT
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 31 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-203), near Coomalie Creek, 6 October 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Adelaide War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold Joseph and Alice May Ingle, of Wembley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Beaufighter aircraft A19-203 crashed and burned southeast of Coomalie Creek on 6 October 1944, killing crew members Flying Officer Ian James Ingle (415848) (Pilot) and Pilot Officer Alan Stanley Way (437634) (Navigator).

References:

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, 22

Bibliography:

Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990