Pilot Officer Allan Howard ODGERS

Service No: 407727
Born: Henley South SA, 9 July 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941
Unit: No. 23 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Ground Accident (No. 23 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft R1342), UK, 26 February 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Pershore Cemetery, Worcestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Howard Odgers and Marion Agnes Odgers, of Kingswood, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 26th February 1942, Pilot Officer Odgers was accidently killed when he walked under the propeller of Wellington R1342 instead of going around the wing tip. The other crew members were not injured.

The crew members of R1342 were:

Sergeant A T Drysdale (RAF) (Air Gunner) Uninjured
Pilot Officer Allan Howard Odgers (407727) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant L A Seamark (RAF) (First Pilot) Uninjured
Sergeant R Sharp (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner) Uninjured


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, 163/50/46


Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990

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