Flight Sergeant Kevin Frederick WIGHTMAN

Service No: 417610
Born: Berri SA, 26 December 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 June 1942
Unit: No. 1667 Conversion Unit (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Faldingworth, Lincolnshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1667 Conversion Unit Halifax aircraft EB185), Lincolnshire, 16 December 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Adams Wightman and Elsie May Wightman, of Woodville, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Woodville 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

On the 16th December 1943, Halifax EB185 took off from Faldingworth for a non-operational training exercise. The aircraft crashed at 2325 hours, about 3 kms north east of the airfield and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of EB185 were:

Flying Officer Allan Reid Cameron (J/25525) (RCAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Jack Pennington (1040748) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Leslie Robert Cox (1685621) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Harry Poole (1105804) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Reginald Tarbat Stoneman (912203) (RAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Hugh Matheson Tait (R/156125) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Kevin Frederick Wightman (417610) (Air Gunner)


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, 166/43/449

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