TURNER Godfrey Edward

LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Godfrey Edward TURNER

Service No: Unavailable
Born: Perth WA, 15 December 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 March 1940 (at Parafield SA)
Unit: No. 23 Squadron, Archerfield QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 23 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-155), Darra QLD, 31 January 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Queensland Cremation Memorial, Brisbane QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Edward and Muriel Eva Turner, of South Perth, Western Australia. (Cremated Mt. Thompson Crematorium.).
Roll of Honour: South Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

During practice instrument flying using a hood on 31 March 1941, Wirraway A20-155 dived and crashed at Darra (14 kms south west of Brisbane) and both crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Pilot Officer Godfrey Edward Turner (Service Number Unavailable) (Pilot)
Flying Officer James Frederick Unsworth (763) (Second Pilot)

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, 107

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991