SCOTT Douglas Porter 406229

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Douglas Porter SCOTT

Service No: 406229
Born: Bridgetown WA, 15 December 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 October 1940
Unit: No. 3 Service Flying Training School, Amberley QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-138), Amberley, 12 February 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Queensland Cremation Memorial, Brisbane QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Woolly Scott, and Nellie Scott; husband of Lurline Paterson Porter Scott, of Bridgetown, Western Australia. (Cremated Mt. Thompson Crematorium.).
Roll of Honour: Bridgetown WA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At Amberley on 12 February 1941, Wirraway aircraft A20-201 and A20-138 collided, killing all four crew members on both aircraft. The collision occurred on the ground – one of the aircraft taking off struck the other aircraft that was taxying back to the lines. The cause of the accident is given as apparent carelessness and lack of vigilance. The crew members were:

A20-138

Leading Aircraftman Douglas Porter Scott (406229) (Student)
Flight Sergeant Nigel Watson (1945) (Instructor)

A20-201

Flying Officer Patrick Adair Black (558) (Instructor)
Leading Aircraftman Raymond John Humphry (406250) (Student)

References:

Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 173