Sergeant Peter Bryan Tyers QUINT

Service No: 407250
Born: Brighton, England, 15 July 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1940 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 52 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Station Ashton Down, Gloucestershire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 52 Operational Training Unit Hurricane aircraft W9175), Gloucestershire, 6 October 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Minchinhampton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sidney Tyers Quint and Gertrude Rebecca Quint.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 6 October 1941, Hurricane W9175 flown by Sergeant Quint was detailed to carry out a training intercept and practice attack on another section of three aircraft led by Pilot Officer Neale (an Instructor) and two students. Hurricane W9175 crashed as a result of over correction by the Sergeant Quint at low altitude after being caught in the slip stream of the other aircraft and he was killed.


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/154/22


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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