Flying Officer Jack TRENBERTH

Service No: 407756
Born: Bondi NSW, 13 January 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 308 Maintenance Unit RAF
Died: Aircraft Accident (Blenheim aircraft V5528), India, 13 July 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Delhi War Cemetery, India
CWGC Additional Information: Son Of Harold Herbert and Jessie Trenberth; husband of Dorothy Kathleen Trenberth, of South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 13 July 1942, Blenheim V5528 crashed at Manauri, India, when the aircraft hit the ground in a vertical dive and burnt on impact. An Inquiry into the accident found that “the elevator and rudder control cables although intact and correctly locked, were loose.” All on board were killed.

Those on board V5528 were:

Flying Officer Jack Trenberth (407756) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Frederick Leonard Ellers (406142) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Benjamin Walmsley (561830) (RAF) (Supernumerary)


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, 163/59/67

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