Flying Officer James SCASCIGHINI

Service No: 2350
Born: Traralgon VIC, 6 June 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 August 1936
Unit: No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School, Western Junction TAS
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft T5486), near Cressy TAS, 4 February 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Burwood Cemetery, Melbourne, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Albert and May Eliza Scascighini; husband of Violet Isabell Scascighini, of Burnley
Roll of Honour: Hawthorn VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1000 hours on 4 February 1942, Tiger Moths T5486 and T5463 collided in full flight and crashed, one mile west of Cressy, Tasmania, and three of the four crew members were killed. The crew in T5486 were carrying out Instructors practice flying and Leading Aircraftman Hurley in T5463 was receiving dual instruction.

The crew members of T5463 were:

Leading Aircraftman Frank Louis Hurley (412965) (Trainee Pilot)
Flying Officer James Edgar Scascighini (2350) (Instructor Pilot)

The crew members of T5486 were:

Sergeant Raymond Harry Dean (408038) (Instructor Pilot)
Sergeant John Henry Rust (408097) (Instructor Pilot) Baled out, Slightly injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 28 February 1946


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 A9300, SCASCIGHINI J E; A9845, 35
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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