Sergeant John Hueston SAWREY

Service No: 401856
Born: Melbourne VIC, 10 October 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 67 Squadron Anson aircraft DG919), Mallacoota VIC, 2 November 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Boroondara General Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Edward Robert and Maude Isabella Sawrey, of Hawthorn
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1342 hours on 2 November 1942, Avro Anson DG919 over ran the runway at Mallacoota airfield and crashed into a quarry and the three 100 lb (45 kg) anti-submarine bombs carried on the aircraft detonated.

The crew members of DG919 were:

Sergeant Ralph Beverley Cassidy (411481) (Observer)
Sergeant Leonard Arthur Lupton (405485) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Hueston Sawrey (401856) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 63
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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