LEVINGS Colin 406423

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Colin LEVINGS

Service No: 406423
Born: Glasgow Scotland, 23 May 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 512 Squadron (RAF), RAF Broadwell, Oxfordshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 512 Squadron Dakota aircraft DG366), Oxfordshire, 21 March 1944, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ferdinand George and Agnes Dorothea Levings; husband of Minnie Venetta Louise Levings, of Subiaco, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Kalgoorlie WA
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 21st March 1944, Dakota DG366 took off from RAF Broadwell detailed to carry out a non-operational daytime ferry trip. The aircraft crashed at Model Farm, North End, near Watlington, Oxfordshire, at approximately 1130 hours when it hit trees on high ground at 750 feet. Cloud cover at the time was 4 to 6 tenths, down to 600 feet. All on board were killed in the crash.

Those on board DG366 were:

Flying Officer John Creighton Beck DFM (52694) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner) Seriously injured, Died 22 March 1944
Flying Officer James Garnett Falloon (J/22895) (RCAF) (Passenger, member of No. 575 Squadron (RAF))
Flying Officer Colin Levings (406423) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Robert Henry James Mountford (74968) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Clarence Edward Robertson (53021) (RAF) (Air Gunner) (Passenger)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/24/407