Leading Aircraftman John Bernard WALLACE

Service No: 19288
Born: Wedderburn VIC, 3 July 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 October 1940
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft R6184), near Little River VIC, 20 June 1944, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gilbert Victor and Lilian Elizabeth Wallace, of East Melbourne
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At approximately 1115 hours on 20 June 1944, Oxford R6184 flown solo by Leading Aircraftman crashed three miles from Little River Township, Victoria, and he was killed. R6184 took off from Point Cook at 1040 hours, on a one hour flight, detailed to carry out a general solo revision which consisted of precautionary landings and gliding, when the aircraft spun into the ground and crashed. At 1115 hours, the pilot of another aircraft noticed a yellow Oxford in a spin from 2,000 feet and saw the aircraft crash.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/43/719; A9845, 240

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