Flying Officer Frederick Arthur MITCHELL

Service No: 416359
Born: Gawler SA, 10 February 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 May 1941
Unit: No. 5 Squadron, Mareeba QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-513), Tolga QLD, 4 May 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Atherton War Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Albert and Eva Amelia Mitchell; husband of Lillian Jean Mitchell, of College Park, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Gawler SA
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1530 hours on 4 May 1944, Wirraway A20-513 crashed near Tolga, Queensland, during a familiarisation flight and both crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Flying Officer Percy Thomas Jeffery (205655) (Navigator Wireless)
Flying Frederick Arthur Mitchell (416359) (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, 145


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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