SEABROOK Leonard Fraser 406878

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Leonard Fraser Gillespie SEABROOK

Service No: 406878
Born: Broken Hill NSW, 10 July 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School, Mount Gambier, SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Observers School Anson aircraft W2575), near Nhill VIC, 13 May 1943, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Nhill Public Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leonard Llewellyn and Alana Mary Seabrook; husband of Ivy Joy Seabrook, of Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 13 May 1943, Avro Anson W2575 dived into the ground at a steep angle and at high speed 14 kms east of Nhill, killing all on board.

The crew members of W2775 were:

Leading Aircraftman Victor Vernon Darby (418354) (Aircrew II)
Sergeant David Richard James Edwards (417295) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Victor Keith Jordan (408457) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Harold Wilfred Rash (427546) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Leonard Fraser Gillespie Seabrook (406878) (First Pilot)

References:

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, 78