PETTIT James Frank 427935

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant James Frank PETTIT

Service No: 427935
Born: Collie WA, 20 August 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1942
Unit: No. 4 Communication Unit, Archerfield QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Communication Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-525), Brisbane QLD, 22 July 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Paul and Jessie Pettit, of Maylands, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 22 July 1944, Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-525 crashed near Hamilton wharf during a naval cooperation exercise killing Flight Sergeant David McPherson Oswin (432860) and Flight Sergeant James Frank Pettit (427935).

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 225