LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer William Thomas SLAUGHTER

Service No: 434658
Born: Dalby QLD, 19 October 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 January 1943
Unit: No. 8 Operational Training (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Operational Training Unit Mosquito aircraft KB32), Nova Scotia, 22 August 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery, Nova Scotia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edgar Dalley Slaughter and Ruth Mary Slaughter, of Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Dalby QLD
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 August 1944, Mosquito KB32 crashed east of Greenwood near Harmony, Nova Scotia, while engaged in a night searchlight and navigation exercise. The aircraft struck the ground at a high rate of speed and it appears to have exploded or caught fire in flight. Both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of KB32 were:

Flying Officer Edward Charles John Collins (414906) (Pilot)
Flying Officer William Thomas Slaughter (434658) (Navigator)

References:

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300 Barcode 5263551