Sergeant John SKINNER

Service No: 407673
Born: Adelaide SA, 5 November 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 December 1940
Unit: No. 72 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 72 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft Z9612), Sudan, 25 November 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Alma Olive Skinner, of Woodville, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Woodville SA
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 25th November 1941, Blenheim Z9612 was detailed to carry out local low flying practice in preparation for a low level bombing exercise. The aircraft cashed at Wadi-Ga-Zouza and all on board were killed.

The crew members of Z9612 were:

Sergeant Colin Clive Dunstone (407226) (Observer)
Sergeant John Skinner (407673) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Murray Thomson (400682) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 163/162/245

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