Flying Officer William Kenneth THOMPSON

Service No: 409351
Born: St Kilda VIC, 27 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 5 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-48), Mareeba QLD, 17 March 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Atherton War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Albert and Linda May Thompson, of Shepparton, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Shepparton VIC
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0730 hours on 17 March 1944, Boomerang A46-48 took off from Mareeba detailed to carry out an artillery air direct shoot exercise. During the exercise, the engine of the aircraft cut out at 0830 hours and the aircraft crashed when making a forced landing and Flying Officer Thompson was killed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/39/247; A9845, 142

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