THOMSON Douglas 80737

LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 Douglas THOMSON

Service No: 80737
Born: Broken Hill NSW, 23 February 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 May 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School Battle aircraft L5760), Port Pirie, 22 November 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Ruby Thomson, of Croydon.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 1630 hours, Fairey Battle aircraft L5790 stalled during a turn while flying at 300 feet 7 kms west of the Port Pirie airfield and crashed, killing both crew members. The cause of the accident is listed as “unknown”. The crew members were:

Sergeant Stanley Rechner Scholz (416617) (Pilot)
Aircraftman Class 1 Douglas Thomson (80737) (Drogue Operator)

References:

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, 234