Flying Officer Jack William Herbert THORNCRAFT

Service No: 412214
Born: Rockdale NSW, 9 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 June 1941
Unit: No. 5 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-284), Toowoomba QLD, 28 October 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Woronora General Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Rueben and Ivy Edith Vine Thorncraft; husband of Doris Irene Thorncraft, of Canterbury
Roll of Honour: Earlwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Honour Roll of Old Newingtonians, Stanmore NSW

At 2040 hours on 28 October 1942, Wirraway A20-284 crashed when landing at night at Toowoomba. The aircraft stalled and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-284 were:

Sergeant Harold James Roberts (13737) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Jack William Herbert Thorncraft (412214) (Pilot)


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, 163/58/100; A9845, 110
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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