Flight Sergeant Bertie Clifford James PEARSON

Service No: 402978
Born: Berrigan NSW, 16 August 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Camden NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-152), near Picton NSW, 26 January 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Camden War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Cecil and Ruby Olive Pearson, of Canterbury
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 January 1943, Hudson A16-152 crashed and burned 25 kms south west of Camden while on a cross country training flight and all five crew members were killed. The crew members of A16-152 were:

Flight Sergeant Henry Bennett Langman Johns (407122) (Observer)
Sergeant Gordon Thomas Lawson (412545) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Bertie Clifford James Pearson (402978) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Stuart Kennedy Scott (402996) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant George Douglas Voyzey (402930) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 136


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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