Flying Officer Richard Patrick SCOTT

Service No: 432894
Born: Murwillumbah NSW, 19 January 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1943
Unit: No. 22 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 22 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A8-42), Borneo, 11 June 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Patrick and Ivy Jessie Scott, of Punchbowl. New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Punchbowl NSW
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 11 June 1945, Beaufighter A8-42 was detailed to provide close air support to ground troops and crashed at 1100 hours, half a mile from the southern end of Sanga strip at Tawa Tawa Borneo. The aircraft crashed from a low altitude into the sea. The crash was due to the momentary loss of a motor on take-off, and insufficient height to control the engine on the starboard engine. The Pilot was killed and the Navigator was slightly injured.

The crew members of A8-42 were:

Flying Officer Edwin Reid Ham (431534) (Navigator) Slightly injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 27 February 1946
Flying Officer Richard Patrick Scott (432894) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/37/1091; A9845, 52

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