Flight Sergeant Lester Neil INGRAM

Service No: 410236
Born: Kew VIC, 8 November 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1941
Unit: No. 10 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 10 Operational Training Unit Whitley aircraft N1374), Berkshire, 22 April 1943, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Ada Ingram, of Anglesea, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Anglesea VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2348 hours on 22 April 1943 Whitley N1374 took off from RAF Station Abington detailed to carry out a night training exercise. The aircraft was reported to have stalled at 500 feet and crashed at 2350 hours a mile north west of Longworth, and 8 miles north north west of Wantage, Berkshire. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of N1374 were:

Flying Officer Stanley Hetherington (127354) (RAFVR) (Pilot under instruction)
Flight Sergeant Lester Neil Ingram (410236) (Air Gunner under instruction)
Flying Officer Ronald Victor Moore (130330) (RAFVR) (Instructor Pilot)
Pilot Officer Ronald William Harry Stock (138479) (RAFVR) (Pilot under instruction)
Sergeant Walter Leslie White (1128697) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner Instructor)


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, 166/19/10

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