Sergeant Malcolm Albert THIELE

Service No: 416804
Born: Tweedvale SA, 24 April 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 September 1941
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School. Mount Gambier SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Observers School Anson aircraft AW678), Reedy Creek SA, 11 August 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Mount Torrens Public Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Victor and Vera Victoria Thiele, of Mount Torrens
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1430 hours on 11 August 1942, Avro Anson AW678 crashed and burned at Reedy Creek, near Kingston, South Australia and all five crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is unknown. The crew members of AW678 were:

Leading Aircraftman William Ross Bremner Fenton (410473) (Trainee Observer)
Sergeant William Nathaniel Higham Fleming (23964) (Wireless Instructor)
Leading Aircraftman Charles Thomas Fletcher (410476) (Trainee Observer)
Sergeant John Edward Moorhouse (405197) (Pilot)
Sergeant Malcolm Albert Thiele (416804) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 59


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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