Pilot Officer Arthur Lloyd Bernard SMITH

Service No: 34110
Born: Spotswood VIC, 9 July 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 October 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, Narrandera NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-182), Grong Grong NSW, 4 January 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: South Head General Cemetery, Sydney, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Edgar and Ellen Jane Smith; husband of Dorothy Mary Smith, of Darling Point
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Narrandera Tiger Moth Memorial, Narrendera NSW

On 4 January 1941, Tiger Moth A17-182 stalled in a climbing turn when low flying and crashed hitting the flight operations hut at Grong Grong, New South Wales and Pilot Officer Smith was killed.

The crew members of A17-182 were:

Leading Aircraftman Lyall Mellor Ross* (256236) (Student Pilot) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 3 June 1944
Pilot Officer Arthur Lloyd Bernard Smith (34110) (Pilot)

Injured on Ground were:

Sergeant David John Bourke* (207749) (Pilot) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 9 January 1943
Pilot Officer Dudley Tabor Everett (291966) (Pilot) Injured, Killed in an Aircraft Accident: 3 May 1943

* The service numbers taken from the NAA record show 400601 for Ross and 34281 for Bourke. These numbers are unable to be corroborated by the DVA record and the numbers shown on the DVA record have been used. A report of the accident in West Australian Newspaper of 6 January 1941 provides the names of the Members involved in the accident.


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 A705, 163/169/117; A9845, 38
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line
The West Australian Newspaper, Monday 6 January 1941

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