Leading Aircraftman Douglas Mervyn LORD

Service No: 400721
Born: Warrnambool VIC, 17 July 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1940
Unit: No. 2 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Service Flying Training School aircraft), Ontario, 6 May 1941, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery, Ontario
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Walter and Eliza Ellen Lord, of Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 6 May 1941, the aircraft in which Leading Aircraftman Lord, a student Pilot, was taking dual instruction from Flying Officer Duffey crashed about 2.5 miles from the No 2 SFTS airfield. The aircraft caught fire and the crew members were killed.

The crew members were:

Flying Officer Bennett Lorel Duffey (C/4802) (RCAF) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Douglas Mervyn Lord (400721) (Trainee Pilot)


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, 163/139/142

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