Flying Officer Stuart William Legge RICHINS

Service No: 421507
Born: Dorrigo NSW, 22 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 51 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft accident (No. 51 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft X7597), Bedfordshire, 22 April 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert and Alice Gertrude Richins, of Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Tamworth NSW
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

Brother of Pilot Officer Dennis Richard Garth Richins (422298)

On 22 April 1944, Beaufighter X7597 from RAF Station Cranfield crashed at 0015 hours at Westoning, Bedfordshire. The aircraft spun in and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of X7597 were:

Flying Officer Jervis John Owen (422676) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Stuart William Legge Richins (421507) (Pilot)


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, 166/35/261
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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