Flight Sergeant William Edward LITTLEJOHN

Service No: 4629
Born: Sheffield, England, 9 June 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 August 1939 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School Wackett aircraft A3-59), near Brewster VIC, 31 December 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Ballarat (New) General Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert and Evelyn Littlejohn, of Shenton Park, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0845 hours on the 31 December 1942, Wackett Trainer A3-59 crashed at Brewster via Beaufort, Victoria, and the crew members were killed. The aircraft was on an airframe test and struck some trees when conducting unauthorised low flying.

The crew members of A3-59 were:

Sergeant Raymond Clyde Charlton (411862) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant William Edward Littlejohn (4629) (Fitter II Airframe)


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, 166/24/1; A9845, 181

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