Warrant Officer Arthur Lewis TERRY

Service No: 409770
Born: Launceston TAS, 1 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 17 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 17 Operational Training Unit Hurricane aircraft LF749), Buckinghamshire, 8 June 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Herbert and Ruby Hilda Irene Terry; stepson of Mr. T. B. McGaw, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Launceston TAS
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 June1944, Hurricane LF749 flown by Warrant Officer Terry took off from the RAF Station Turweston, Buckinghamshire, Satellite airfield detailed to carry out a fighter affiliation training duty. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the Hurricane performing aerobatics estimated at around 2,000 feet, when it dived steeply to the ground and crashed at 1229 hours at Boycott Farm, north of the A422 main road and on the south south west side of Stowe Park, a large estate some two miles north west of Buckingham.


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, 166/39/291

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