Flight Sergeant Frank Donald PIGGOTT

Service No: 13480
Born: Mont Albert VIC
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 March 1941
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational training Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A9-158), near Mildura, 6 October 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank and Betty (Lizzie) Piggott, of Camberwell, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Camberwell VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0820 hours on 6 October 1943, Kittyhawk A9-158 flown by Flight Sergeant Piggott crashed three miles north-west of the Mildura aerodrome and he was killed. The aircraft was carrying out normal aerobatic exercises. It was seen at about 5,000 feet doing a series of slow rolls, when on the third roll while on its back, the nose appeared to drop and the aircraft appeared to spin vertically, turning slowly, but losing height rapidly until it crashed and burned on impact.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/32/200; A9845, 7

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