Flight Sergeant John Stewart McINNES

Service No: 410252
Born: Beech Forest VIC, 30 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1941
Unit: No. 7 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit Master aircraft DL907), Cambridgeshire, 5 May 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Violet Lockhart McInnes, of Garfield, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Tynong North VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 5th May 1944, Master DL907 was detailed to carry out formation flying practice. After taking off from Sibson airfield and climbing to 3/400 feet, the engine lost power and eyewitnesses saw a burst of black smoke. The aircraft lost speed and turned left to fly back to the airfield, but it banked too steeply, the nose of the aircraft came up, it went on its back and crashed and Flight Sergeant McInnes, flying solo, was killed.


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, 166/26/441

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