Flying Officer Ian Lambton MENZIES

Service No: 744
Born: Sydney NSW, 28 September 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 February 1940
Unit: No. 24 Squadron, Townsville QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 24 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-117), near Ravenswood QLD, 18 April 1941, Aged 29 Years
Cremated: Sydney (Northern Suburbs) Crematorium NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dr. Guy Dixon Menzies and Ida Mabel Menzies, of Drummoyne, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Drummoyne NSW
Remembered: Panel 5, NSW Cremation Memorial, Sydney
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Squadron Leader Guy Lambton Menzies (32061) (RAF)

On 18 April 1941, Wirraway A20-117 crashed near Ravenswood, Queensland and both crew members were killed. The cause of the crash is listed as uncertain with the possibility that the aircraft stalled during a steep turn.

The crew members of A20-117 were:

Flying Officer Ian Lambton Menzies (744) (Pilot)
Sergeant Kenneth Ian Scott (6591) (Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 105