Flight Sergeant William Archibald LYNN

Service No: 419050
Born: Bairnsdale VIC, 29 May 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 June 1942
Unit: No. 57 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 57 Operational Training Unit Spitfire aircraft A4695), Northumberland, 17 March 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Keith and Irene Enid Alice Lynn, of Orbost, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Orbost VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a non-operational formation flying exercise on 17 March 1944, Spitfire A4695 collided in mid air with Spitfire R6596 and crashed at 0909 hours at Hepburn Moor, Northumberland, killing Flight Sergeant Lynn. R6596 was flown by Pilot Officer James McVeigh Flood (J/35208) (RCAF) which crashed near Brunton but he was unhurt.


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, 166/25/128

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