LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Allan Timothy LEYDIN

Service No: 402744
Born: North Carlton VIC, 6 January 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 October 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 203 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 203 Squadron Baltimore aircraft FA662), Libya, 18 October 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Bartholomew Leydin and Alice Rebecca Leydin, of North Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 October 1943 Baltimore FA662, crashed on take-off from Gambut, Libya. One crew member was killed and the others were injured.

The crew members of FA662 were:

Flight Lieutenant Allan Timothy Leydin (402744) (Navigator)
Flying Officer D K Mennell (80352) (RAFVR) (Pilot) Injured
Flight Lieutenant John Charles Dudley Nourse (407948) (Wireless Air Gunner) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 8 October 1945
Flight Sergeant C Salvage (1260616) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) Injured

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/4/203