Flying Officer Alan Nichol TANNER

Service No: 404187
Born: Brisbane QLD, 6 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1940
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station East Sale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-417), Bass Strait, 25 April 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Henry and Ruby Minnianna Tanner, of Brisbane, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 25 April 1944, Beaufort A9-417 went missing over Bass Strait on a night over-water non-operational training flight. One body were later recovered. The crew members were:

Flight Sergeant Frederick Murray Fiegert (417470) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Squadron Leader John Keith MacPherson (261536) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Ronald Joseph McGuinness (404409) (Observer)
Flying Officer Alan Nicol Tanner (404187) (Second Pilot)


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, 256


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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