Pilot Officer David Thomas TUCKER

Service No: 407757
Born: Mount Lofty SA, 17 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941
Unit: No. 58 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Grangemouth, Falkirk
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 58 Operational Training Unit Spitfire aircraft P9320), Stirlingshire, 31 October 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery, Stirlingshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hugh Edward and Elsie Frances Tucker, of Brighton, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton SA
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 the 31st October 1941, Spitfire P9320 from RAF Grangemouth was detailed to carrying out low flying forced landing exercises coupled with direction finding homing practice. The last radar contact made with the aircraft was a few minutes before 0900 hours. Nothing more was heard from the aircraft which failed to return to base. Pilot Officer Tucker’s body was later located at Gualann, Stirlingshire.


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, 163/59/42

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