LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Logan Kenyon LINDSAY

Service No: 401977
Born: Healesville VIC, 30 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 500 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 500 Squadron Hudson aircraft AM532), Algeria, 2 August 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Le Petit Lac Cemetery, Algeria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Napier Lindsay and Barbara Jane Lindsay; husband of Patricia Arden Lindsay, of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 2 August 1943, Hudson AM532 took off from the Tafori aerodrome near Oran detailed to carry out low level bombing with practice bombs, at the edge of the Salt Lake, three miles west of Taparaouia. At 1400 hours, Flying Officer Lindsay had completed one run and had climbed on a right hand circuit to commence another run when the aircraft went into a dive from which it did not recover. He was a most experienced officer and the cause of the accident was not known.

The crew members of AM532 were:

Flying Officer Logan Kenyon Lindsay (401977) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Ivan Harley Shields (405885) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant R C Sullivan (R/106287) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner) Slightly 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 A9300, LINDSAY L K