Flying Officer Roy Alexander SINCLAIR

Service No: 414605
Born: 18 September 1921, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1941
Unit: No. 13 Squadron, Canberra ACT
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 13 Squadron Ventura aircraft A59-55), Gundaroo NSW, 7 December 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Canberra (Woden) Public Cemetery ACT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Stewart Sinclair and Rosetta Sinclair, of Coorparoo, Queensland. Bronze Medal (Life Saving).
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Gundaroo Air Disaster Memorial, Gundaroo NSW

During a training flight on 7 December 1943, Ventura A59-55 crashed five kms east of Gundaroo NSW and its crew of 5 members was killed. The aircraft dived to the ground at a steep angle and was destroyed. The crew members of A59-55 were:

FFlight Sergeant William Keith Hamilton Paterson (426847) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant James Arthur Paul (429393) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Roy Alexander Sinclair (414605) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Ross Phillip Tumilty (408429) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Allan Herbert Wright (411424) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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 A9300 Sinclair R A
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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