SINCLAIR Donald 415742

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Donald SINCLAIR

Service No: 415742
Born: Broken Hill NSW, 20 September 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Operational Training Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-31), Williamtown, 14 September 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hazel Ruby Sinclair, of Fremantle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Fremantle WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 0825 hours on 14 September 1943, Vultee Vengeance A27-31 was carrying out a dive bombing practice with 250 lb (pound) High Explosive Bombs when the aircraft flying at about 11,000 feet near Williamtown exploded and was totally destroyed in flight. Both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A27-31 were:

Flight Sergeant James Henry Robertson (437008)
Flight Sergeant Donald Sinclair (415472)

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, 219