Sergeant Frank Alfred SINCLAIR

Service No: 401678
Born: Canterbury VIC, 20 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 march 1941
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Nakuru, Kenya
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft Z7679), Kenya, 23 November 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Kisumu Cemetery, Kenya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Roy Sinclair and Louisa May Sinclair, of Middle Brighton, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 23rd November 1942, Blenheim Z7679 took off from RAF Nakuru at 0915 hours, detailed to carry out a navigation exercise. The aircraft crashed when the starboard engine failed in flight. It was considered that the Pilot probably stalled the aircraft flying on one engine in difficult bumpy conditions, and he had been unable to cope with the situation. All the crew were killed.

The crew members of Z7679 were:

Pilot Officer Douglas Frederick Button (126947) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Herbert James Everett (406475) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Frank Alfred Sinclair (401678) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Lynn Thomas (145487) (RAFVR) (Screened Observer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/162/518

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