Leading Aircraftman John Albert McKENZIE

Service No: 407904
Born: Minlaton SA, 27 December 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AT644), Werribee VIC, 8 May 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Port Adelaide and Suburban Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert and Adelaide Mary McKenzie, of Minlaton
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

During low level bombing practice near Werribee on 8 May 1942, Oxford AT644 hit a tree and crashed at 1350 hours, killing all three crew members who were:

Leading Aircraftman Robert John Cranston (408277) (Trainee Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Eric Kenneth Gilbert (408281) (Trainee Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman John Albert McKenzie (407904) (Trainee Pilot (Designated Pilot))


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, 239

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