Leading Aircraftman James Walter MASTERS

Service No: 416593
Born: Durban, South Africa, 13 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-265), near Benalla VIC, 4 April 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: North Brighton General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James A. Masters and Elizabeth Masters, of Glenelg
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 4 April 1942, Wirraway A20-265 crashed in rugged country south of Benalla and its two crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is unknown. The crew members of A20-265 were:

Leading Aircraftman James Walter Masters (416593) (Student)
Sergeant Noel Wilson Sowter (408213) (Instructor)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 110


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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