LADYMAN Brian Carter 436921

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Brian Carter LADYMAN

Service No: 436921
Born: Katanning WA, 3 November 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1943
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School, Mount Gambier SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Observers School Anson aircraft AW878), Off the Victorian Coast, 15 February 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Francis Ladyman and Eileen Cora Ladyman, of Broomehill, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 15 February 1944, Avro Anson AW878 crashed into sea near Lady Julia Percy Island, killing its four crew members.

The crew members of AW878 were:

Flight Sergeant Dennis Leslie Baulderstone (416112) (Observer Instructor)
Leading Aircraftman Norman Thomas Kruck (435368) (Observer Student)
Leading Aircraftman Brian Carter Ladyman (436921) (Observer Student)
Flight Sergeant James Henry MacLellan (410684) (Pilot)

References:

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, 60