Pilot Officer James Richard WHITFORD

Service No: Unknown
Born: Redfern NSW, 3 January 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 October 1939
Unit: No. 1 Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A7-62), near Point Cook, 29 November 1939, Aged 27 Years
Cremated: Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Richard and Frances Sarah Whitford; husband of Doris Daphne Whitford, of Five Dock.
Roll of Honour: Five Dock NSW
Remembered: Panel 5, NSW Cremation Memorial
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Whitford Memorial, Five Dock NSW
Remembered: Five Dock War Memorial, Five Dock NSW

On 29 November 1939, Tiger Moth A7-62 crashed into the ground inverted near Point Cook after the wing collapsed and the crew of two was killed.

The crew members of A7-62 were:

Pilot Officer Robert Trevor Vincent (Instructor Pilot)
Pilot Officer James Richard Whitford (Trainee Pilot)


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 A9300, WHITFORD J R; A705, 53/1/576
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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