LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Alan Douglas RIORDAN

Service No: 420489
Born: Lismore NSW, 6 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 1 Torpedo Training Unit (RAF), Turnberry
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Torpedo Training Unit Hampden aircraft P5341), Firth of Clyde, 16 August 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Dunure Cemetery, Ayrshire, Scotland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Guy Maitland Riordan and Emma Elizabeth Riordan, of Steve King’s Plain, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Lismore NSW
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Lismore Cenotaph, Lismore NSW

Brother of Pilot Officer Lex Maitland Riordan (426468)

During a non-operational torpedo training flight on 16 August 1943, at 0905 hours Hampden P5341 crashed three miles west of Dunne Harbour, Firth of Clyde, Scotland. One crew member, Flight Sergeant Riordan, was killed.

The crew members of P5341 were:

Sergeant John Robert Maxwell (420624) (Pilot) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 31 July 1946
Flight Sergeant Alan Douglas Riordan (420489) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Leslie Ernest Stenzil (414965) (Wireless Air Gunner) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 30 November 1945
Flight Sergeant Ronald George Warfield (414111) (Navigator Bomb Aimer) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 7 November 1945

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, 166/35/126
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line