Leading Aircraftman Harold Malcolm SAUERBIER

Service No: 413902
Born: Redfern NSW, 17 June 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 September 1941
Unit: No. 1 Air Observers School
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Air Observers School Anson aircraft AX420), near Gunning NSW, 14 April 1942, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Husband of Sylvia Adelaide Sauerbier, of Coraki
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered; Drummoyne War Memorial, Drummoyne NSW
Remembered: Kokoda Track Rose Garden, Concord NSW
Remembered: Memorial Plaque for Four WW2 Australian Airmen, Gunning NSW

On a training flight on 14 April 1942, Anson AX420 crashed at 0930 hours 15 miles north of Gunning, New South Wales and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of AX420 were:

Leading Aircraftman Ivan Rodway Rojahn (414263) (Trainee Observer)
Leading Aircraftman Harold Malcolm Sauerbier (413902) (Trainee Observer)
Leading Aircraftman Allan Sidorenko (414297) (Trainee Observer)
Sergeant Bruce Edmond Walker (411414) (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, 163/160/194; A9845, 61
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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