Leading Aircraftman Henry Alan TAYLOR

Service No: 65276
Born: Elsternwick VIC, 31 January 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 May 1942
Unit: No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Richmond NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Aircraft Depot Dragon aircraft A34-65), near Mount Druitt NSW, 5 January 1945, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Richmond War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry George and Lenor Ethel Taylor; husband of Marie Taylor, of Clovelly
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1215 hours on the 5 January 1945, Dragon A34-65 crashed near Mount Druitt, New South Wales. The aircraft was on a travel flight and had been making a forced landing. All on board were killed.

The crew members of A34-65 were:

Pilot Officer George Ashurst (187809) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Kenneth Arthur Henry Biggs (185353) (RAFVR) (Co-Pilot)
Corporal Bruce Allan Brownjohn (34214) (Fitter II Engines, Passenger)
Warrant Officer Ian Castles Powell (1313994) (RAFVR) (Third Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Henry Alan Taylor (65276) (Fitter II Engines, Passenger)


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, 166/39/122

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