Leading Aircraftman John Essery KING

Service No: 416394
Born: Norwood SA, 3 November 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 May 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford BF887), Point Cook, 11 May 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold John and Evelyn King; husband of Thelma Doreen King, of Kensington, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1430 hours on 11 May 1942, Oxford BF887 crashed into Port Phillip Bay 3 kms south west of Point Cook and all three crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman Daniel Joseph Francis Ganley (409536) (Trainee Pilot)
Pilot Officer Harold Keith Wishart Jolly (401381) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman John Essery King (416394) (Trainee Pilot)


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, 239

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