Flying Officer Alan James LESLIE

Service No: 402242
Born: Forbes NSW, 2 November 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 July 1940
Unit: No. 15 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 15 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft DV739), Oxfordshire, 12 July 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Harwell Cemetery, Berkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ronald Lachlan Leslie and Elsie Florence Marion Leslie, of Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Manly NSW
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, Manly NSW

At 1625 hours on 12 July 1942 Wellington DV739 took off from RAF Harwell and the crashed almost immediately when the port engine cut. DV739 crashed one mile west of Downs House, Wantage, and two of the crew members were killed.

The crew members of DV739 were:

Flight Sergeant Eric Hannath (649545) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Alan James Leslie (402242) (Pilot Instructor)
Aircraftman Class I W Morgan (1312545) (RAFVR) Injured


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705 163/20/120
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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