Sergeant William Kenneth PLATT

Service No: 1791
Born: Petersham NSW, 24 September 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 April 1935 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 21 Squadron, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 21 Squadron Wirraway A20-20), near Laverton, 15 January 1940, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Cremated
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Adam and Isobel Ann Platt; husband of Ellen May Platt, of Merrylands
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: New South Wales Crematorium Memorial, Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 15 January 1940, Wirraway A20-20 crashed and burned about 3 kms north of RAAF Station Laverton and both crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Pilot Officer James Norman Alexander (Service Number unknown) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Kenneth Platt (1791) (Observer)


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, 151/33

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