WALTON John Allen 16671

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant John Allen WALTON

Service No: 16671
Born: Subiaco WA, 4 July 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 June 1940
Unit: No. 8 Operational Training Unit, Narromine NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A20-526), Narromine, 20 September 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Narromine War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert and Mary Heyworth Walton, of Subiaco, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Subiaco WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 20 September 1944, two Wirraway aircraft collided while formation flying and the pilots of both aircraft, Sergeant Alan Ronald Collins (439746) (in A20-120) and Flight Lieutenant John Allen Walton (16671) (in A20-526), were killed.

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, 173

Bibliography:

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