Leading Aircraftman Douglas Albert SHEARER

Service No: 416370
Born: Cottonville SA, 6 November 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 May 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-394), near Geelong VIC, 24 December 1941, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edmund Leslie and Elsie May Shearer, of Cottonville
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1130 hours on 24 December 1941, Wirraway A20-394 went out of control, cashed and burned 10 kms south of Geelong, killing both crew members. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman Douglas Bruce Cowell (416325) (Trainee Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Douglas Albert Shearer (416370) (Trainee Pilot)


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, 113

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