NANGLE Patrick Claude 406024

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Patrick Claude NANGLE

Service No: 406024
Born: Quetta India, 17 February 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 May 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 88 Squadron (RAF), RAF Attlebridge, Norfolk
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 88 Squadron Blenheim aircraft L9020), Norfolk, 20 October 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Swanton Morley (All Saints) Churchyard, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Montague Claude and Marguerite Nangle, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Blenheim L9020 on 20th October 1941 stalled while engaged on a training flight and crashed at Weston Longville, one mile east of RAF Station Attlebridge, and 9 miles north-west of Norwich. All on board were killed.

Those on board L9020 were:

Second Lieutenant William James Thomas Fieldhouse (177560) (British Army, Royal Norfolk Regiment)
Flight Sergeant Bernard Fullerton (R/65032) (RCAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Ian Alistair MacDonald (R/54025) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Patrick Claude Nangle (406024) (Pilot)

References:

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, 163/48/23

Bibliography:

Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002