Flying Officer Alfred Sydney KNAPMAN

Service No: 400806
Born: Ivanhoe VIC, 19 January 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A46-44), near Mildura VIC, 1 June 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Edgar and Constance Lena Knapman-husband of Florence Joy Knapman, of East Kew
Roll of Honour: Kew VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1145 hours on 1 June 1944, Boomerang A46-14, while engaged in performing a camera gun exercise, collided in mid-air with Boomerang A46-44, 20 miles west of the Mildura aerodrome and both pilots were killed.

The Pilots were:

Flying Officer Roger Byrne (419291) (Pilot A46-14)
Flying Officer Alfred Sydney Knapman (400806) (Pilot A46-44)


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, 166/23/53; A9845, 139

Book Now Book Now