ODGERS David Archibald 427623

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman David Archibald ODGERS

Service No: 427623
Born: Narrogin WA, 25 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 August 1942
Unit: No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School Wackett trainer aircraft A3-132), Brewster VIC, 21 March 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Ballarat (New) General Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percival William Clunes Odgers and Florence Mary Odgers, of Narrogin, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Narrogin WA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 1101 hours on 21 March 1943, Wackett Trainer A3-132 crashed at Brewster and both its crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is listed as “obscure”. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman David Archibald Odgers (427623) (Student)
Sergeant Charles Martin Wallace (38377) (Pilot)

References:

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, 182