Flight Sergeant James Archer LAYTON

Service No: 415584
Born: Glenelg SA, 24 October 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 November 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Oxford aircraft BG119), near Bairnsdale, 19 September 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Archer Layton and Esther May Layton, of Nedlands, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 19 September 1943, Airspeed Oxford BG119 crashed on the north shore of Victoria Lagoon, between Lake Victoria and Lake Wellington, killing its crew. The cause of the accident is reported as unknown. The crew members of BG 119 were:

Flight Sergeant Titus Courlander Anderson (413521) (Navigator)
Warrant Officer Gordon Walter Clarke (405042) (Second Navigator)
Flight Sergeant James Archer Layton (415584) (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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