Pilot Officer Alan Llewellyn LITTLEJOHNS

Service No: 411454
Born: Dubbo NSW, 13 July 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941
Unit: No. 5 Squadron, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-376 on 6 March 1942), Laverton VIC, 7 March 1942, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold and Violet Grace Elizabeth Littlejohns, of Pennant Hills
Roll of Honour: Haberfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: St David’s WW2 Memorial Plaque, Haberfield NSW
Remembered: St David’s Haberfield WW2 Roll of Honor, Haberfield NSW
Remembered: University of Sydney World War II Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW

At 2230 hours on the 6 March 1942, Wirraway A20-376 crashed at Laverton and the Pilot Officer Littlejohns was seriously injured and died of his injuries the next day. Sergeant Madin was slightly injured. The Pilot had held the aircraft down past the end of the flare path and the aircraft struck a fuel tanker on the edge of the aerodrome.

The crew members of A20-376 were:

Pilot Officer Alan Llewellyn Littlejohns (411454) (Pilot)
Sergeant Harry Campbell Madin (408857) (Observer) Slightly injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 9 November 1945


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, 163/43/57
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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