Flight Sergeant Lawrence Kerr SCOTT

Service No: 410566
Born: Korumburra VIC, 9 October 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1942
Unit: RAF Station Gianaclis, Egypt
Died: Aircraft Accident (Ventura aircraft FP673), near Gianaclis, 28 June 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick John and Jessie Millie Scott, of Kongwak, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Korumburra VIC
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 June 1944, Ventura FP673 had returned from a night navigation exercise to Gianaclis and was carrying out a final turn on the approach to land when the accident occurred. A standard double flare path was in use. The Pilot of another aircraft in the air at the same time reported that his windscreen misted up at the time of the accident, and it was considered possible the Pilot of Ventura
FP673 was watching the flare path, and not his instruments. From witnesses on the ground it appeared that the aircraft had spun in. The aircraft crashed at 2355 hours two miles south of the Gianaclis aerodrome, and the crew of four was killed.

The crew members of FP673, who were all under training, were:

Flight Sergeant Stephen Michael Fosbery (421322) (Navigator)
Warrant Officer Albert John Moffatt (408352) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Lawrence Kerr Scott (410566) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Allan Yeomans (422791) (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, 166/37/458

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