LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Allan Hoadley PIVOTT

Service No: 20621
Born: Belmore NSW, 8 November 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 December 1940
Unit: No. 79 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Station Nicosia, Cyprus
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 79 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft NE479), Cyprus, 12 June 1945, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Williams Pivott and Daisy Ethel Pivott, of Belmore, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Elsie Jean Pivott, of Enfield, Middlesex
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Warrant Officer Victor William Pivott (411601)

During a solo day training exercise on the 12 June 1945, Beaufighter NE 479 flown solo by Flying Officer Pivott crashed at 0740 hours in the southeast corner of the Peristerona landing ground, Cyprus. The aircraft went in to a spin from which it did not recover, and Flying Officer Pivott was killed.

References:

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/32/803