Wing Commander Peter KINGSLEY-STRACK

Service No: 260290
Born: 10 October 1917, Location Unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date Unavailable
Commanding Officer: No. 6 Fighter Sector Headquarters, Mount Lawley WA, 26 August 1942 – 20 September 1942
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station East Sale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-146), near East Sale, 7 February 1945, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman and Joan Goldie Kingsley-Strack; husband of Judith Burland Kingsley-Strack, of Cremorne, New South Wales. B.Sc. (Sydney).
Roll of Honour: Neutral Bay NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: University of Sydney World war II Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World war II Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

At 2130 hours on 7 February 1945, Beaufort A9-146 crashed 8 kms east of the East Sale airfield during night circuit training. The three crew members who were all killed were:

Flight Sergeant Kenneth William Dobbie (442311) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Lancelot Lloyd Fitzgerald (88417) (Navigator)
Wing Commander Peter Kingsley-Strack (260290) (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, 245
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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