WARREN Anthony Graham 415454

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Anthony Graham WARREN

Service No: 415454
Born: Perth WA, 24 November 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1941
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Mosquito aircraft A52-70), Barrington Tops NSW, 16 April 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Eric John Truro Warren and Constance Ivy Warren; husband of Joan Kathleen Warren, of South Como, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 16 April 1945, A52-70, one of four Mosquitoes on a routine cross-country flight to Moree, did not return to Williamtown. Search aircraft failed to locate A52-70. In January 1946 wreckage was discovered in the Barrington Tops National Park and a coroner’s inquest determined that A52-70 had flown into trees in fog or cloud.

The crew members of A52-70 were:

Flying Officer George Ferguson Bidstrup (430007) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Anthony Graham Warren (415454) (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, 152

Bibliography:

Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990