Sergeant Francis George TERRY

Service No: 415059
Born: Yarloop WA, 28 April 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 June 1941
Unit: No. 60 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF East Fortune, East Lothian, Scotland
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 60 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft L 6752), East Lothian, 28 October 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Haddington (St Martins) New Burial Ground, East Lothian
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Bertram Henry Stewart Terry and Doris Mary Terry, of Mandurah, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Mandurah WA
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 28 October 1942, Blenheim L6752 took off solo on an ab-initio non-operational training flight. The aircraft crashed at night about 8 miles from East Fortune aerodrome, killing Sergeant Terry. At the time of the accident all aircraft had been recalled due to the poor but not impossible weather. The Pilot had advised that his gyro appeared to be unserviceable.


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/166/281

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