WHITE Vincent Thomas 45541

LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class 1 Vincent Thomas WHITE

Service No: 45541
Born: Katanning WA, 2 May 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 August 1941
Unit: No. 20 Radar Station, Nelson’s Bay NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Nelson’s Bay, 26 June 1942, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward John and Violet Catherine White, of East Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Two members of No. 20 Radar Station who drowned while fishing at Nelson’s Bay on 26 June 1942 were:

Leading Aircraftman Jock Mackenzie Hutchinson (49238) (Radio Operator)
Aircraftman Class 1 Vincent Thomas White (45541) (Radio Mechanic)

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 A705, 163/177/282