Leading Aircraftman Arthur Edward WILLIAMS

Service No: 439507
Born: Parkes NSW, 17 July 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 July 1943
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-452), south of Forbes NSW, 18 April 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Parkes General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Heber Williams and Elsie Janet Williams; husband of Margaret Williams, of Maroubra
Roll of Honour: Forbes NSW
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1130 hours on 18 April 1944, Wirraway A20-452 crashed south of Forbes, New South Wales, and the crew of two was killed. The aircraft was on a triangular cross country navigation exercise at medium level.

The crew members of A20-452 were:

Leading Aircraftman Lance Alexander McNamara (439490) (Trainee Pilot acting as Navigator)
Leading Aircraftman Arthur Edward Williams (439507) (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 A705, 166/43/6616; A9845, 194

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