Sergeant Colin Douglas McASKILL

Service No: 407505
Born: Jamestown SA, 14 October 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft Z7777), Kenya, 21 February 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Nakuru North Cemetery, Kenya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Angus and Gladys Helen McAskill, of Jamestown, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 0800 hours on the 21st February 1942, Blenheim Z7777 crashed half a mile from Mingngai Station. The crew of three was killed.

The crew members of Z7777 were:

Sergeant David Graham Hutchinson (1051937) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Colin Douglas McAskill (407505) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Charles George Ridgewell (1377531) (RAFVR) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/141/467

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