Sergeant John NEAL

Service No: 400069
Born: Leongatha VIC, 1 June 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 May 1940
Unit: No. 10 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 10 Operational Training Unit Anson aircraft N5070), Wiltshire, 22 July 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry Gover Neal and Isabel Elizabeth Neal, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 July 1941 AnsonN5070 took off from RAF Abingdon detailed to carry out a night navigational training exercise. The aircraft crashed at around 0330 hours on high ground approximately one mile north west of Westbury, Wiltshire. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of N5070 were:

Flight Lieutenant John Edward Carter MID (39711) (RAF) (Pilot) (Officer Commanding, B Flight, No. 10 Operational Training Unit)
Sergeant Thomas Edward Comins (1251975) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Fred Corlett DFM (754931) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Flight Sergeant Eddie Renown Lines (632855) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Neal (400069) (Observer)


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, 163/147/104

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