Warrant Officer Frank Kenneth SMITH

Service No: 407450
Born: Glenelg SA, 31 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-584), The Rock NSW, 8 August 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank and Lillian Ellen Grizelda Smith, of Glenelg, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Glenelg SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 8 August 1943, Wirraway aircraft A20-215 and A20-584 had a mid-air collision 3 kms west of the Rock (near Uranquinty), New South Wales, resulting in three fatalities. The crew members were:


Leading Aircraftman John Christopher Chantler (422931)
Warrant Officer Frank Kenneth Smith (407450) (Pilot)


Leading Aircraftman Raymond Thomas Cooper (428633)
Pilot Officer Leonard Hardie White (413809) (Pilot) Killed in an aircraft accident, 26 November 1943


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 174


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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