Sergeant Arthur Rex WHITINGTON

Service No: 416028
Born: Adelaide SA, 6 March 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 11 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 11 Advanced (Pilot) Flying Unit Oxford aircraft AS766), Shropshire, 2 May 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard, Shropshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Onslow Whitington and Elsie Adeline Whitington; husband of Murial Whitington, of Glenside, South Australia. A.F.I.A.
Roll of Honour: Mount Lofty SA
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Detailed to carry out a solo non-operational flight, Oxford AS766 crashed at the landing ground at Hardwick Grange, near Hadnall, Shropshire at 1900 hours on the 2nd May 1945. The aircraft spun in the air, dived into the ground and was completely wrecked, and the Pilot was killed.


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/177/257

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