Leading Aircraftman Henry James POPE

Service No: 407158
Born: Adelaide SA, 15 June 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 June 1940
Unit: No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Evans Head NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School aircraft Fairey Battle R3939), Evans Head, 18 January 1941, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Charleston Methodist Church Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gerald Albert William and Helen Marian Pope, of North Adelaide.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 18 January 1941, Fairley Battle R3939 rolled onto its back during a turn and crashed at Evans Head, killing its three crew members who were:

Pilot Officer Douglas Edmund Allen (688) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Henry James Pope (407158) (Trainee Air Gunner)
Leading Aircraftman Arthur John Powell (404157) (Trainee 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 A705, 163/152/91

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