Flight Sergeant Frederick John LINDEN

Service No: 425174
Born: Sandgate QLD, 15 June 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942
Unit: No. 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF), RAF Station Tern Hill
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit Master aircraft AZ799), Shropshire, 8 October 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick George and Annie Linden, of Bardon, Queensland, Australia; husband of Cicely Linden, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1340 hours on 8 October 1943, Master AZ799 took off from Tern Hill to practice formation flying. The nine aircraft in the formation had an Instructor as First Pilot, and each was carrying a Second Pilot under training. The formation had been flying for 50 minutes, and the aircraft had formed up in echelon port. The Nos. 7 and No 8 aircraft in the formation collided and AZ799, the No. 8 aircraft, crashed killing both pilots.

The crew members of AZ799 were:

Sergeant Derek Vaughan Joyes (1293477) (RAFVR) (Instructor Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Frederick John Linden (425174) (Pilot under instruction)


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, 166/24/199

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