RUTHERFORD Anthony Bethune 174074

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Anthony Bethune Ewart RUTHERFORD DFC

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 174074 (RAFVR)
Born: Location, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: Fighter Leaders School, RAF Station Milfield, Northumberland
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 182 Squadron Typhoon aircraft EF995), Northumberland, 10 November 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Kirknewton (St. Gregory) Churchyard, Northumberland
CWGC Additional Information: Son Robert Ewart Rutherford and Majorie Rutherford, of Cottesloe, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

While flying on the Coswick Range in Northumberland, the port petrol tank of Typhoon EF995 exploded and the aircraft disintegrated, killing Flying Officer Rutherford.

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/36/385