LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Cyril Wattie JACKSON

Service No: 414038
Born: Mackay QLD, 3 February 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: Base Torpedo Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-266), Jervis Bay ACT, 12 April 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Nowra War Cemetery, New South Wales
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Sidney and Eliza Jane Jackson, of Birimgan, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Mackay QLD
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0845 hours on 12 April 1943 Beaufort A9-266 crashed at Cabbage Tree Creek, Jervis Bay. The aircraft apparently slipped in while turning low over trees on an approach to attack a stationery target (torpedo camera attacks) and Sergeant Jackson was killed in the crash.

The crew members of A9-266 were:

Sergeant Russell Henry Grigg (405284) (Navigator Bomb Aimer) Uninjured, Killed on Air Operations: 5 September 1943
Sergeant Gordon Lewis Hamilton (414022) (Wireless Air Gunner) Slightly injured, Killed on Air Operations: 5 September 1943
Sergeant Cyril Wattie Jackson (414038) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Clement Batstone Wiggins (405335) (Pilot) Slightly injured, Killed on Air Operations: 5 September 1943

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/20/30; A9845, 250