Flight Lieutenant John Langley WEBB

Service No: 1371
Born: Malvern VIC, 24 October 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 February 1933
Unit: General Reconnaissance School, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (Anson aircraft W2369), Port Phillip Bay VIC, 11 March 1942, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Brighton General Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Langley Webb and Alice Mary Webb, of Toorak; husband of Beryl Ivy Webb, of South Yarra. B.Eng.
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 11 March 1942, Avro Anson W2369 crashed into Port Phillip Bay while on a training flight from Sale to Laverton via Yanakie and Barwon Heads. All four crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Warrant Officer Robert John Barker (2931) (Third Pilot)
Aircraftman Class 1 Harold Gravell Lincoln (21892) (Wireless Operator)
Flying Officer Kenneth Charles Peters (827) (Second Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant John Langley Webb (1371) (Pilot)


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, 78


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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