Warrant Officer Andrew Edward TAYLOR

Service No: 414275
Born: Longreach QLD, 19 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 august 1941
Unit: No. 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit Master aircraft AZ611), Shropshire, 30 January 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Christina Tulloch Taylor, of Mt. Larcom, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mount Larcom QLD
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 30 January 1944, Master AZ611 was detailed to carry out a non-operational day flight. The aircraft crashed at 1435 hours near Condover airfield, about five miles south of Shrewsbury and the crew of two was killed. Eye witnesses stated that the aircraft was at a height of about 100 feet, when the engine fell from the aircraft. It was later established that the tubular steel strip carrying the engine mounting ring proper fractured.

The crew members of AZ611 were:

Warrant Officer Andrew Edward Taylor (414275) (Instructor Pilot)
Sergeant L Scharning (5706) (Royal Norwegian Air Force) (Pilot under instruction)


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, 166/39/226