Flying Officer Delwyn Crossley WILMOT

Service No: 401342
Born: Malvern VIC, 29 June 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 February 1941
Unit: Ferry Flight, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident (No. 12 Squadron Vengeance aircraft A27-5 on 15 May 1943), Batchelor NT, 16 May 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry George and Roberta Maud Evelyn Wilmot; husband of Margaret Annie Wilmot, of Albury, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Albury NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 15 May 1943, Vultee Vengeance A27-5 crashed when its engine caught fire on take-off at Batchelor Field, Northern Territory. The aircraft was on a non-operational ferry flight to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Richmond, New South Wales.

The crew members of A27-5 were:

Sergeant Norman William Cotter (43065) (Observer) Dangerously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 July 1944
Flying Officer Delwyn Crossley Wilmot (Pilot) Fatally injured, Died: 16 May 1943


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, 166/43/191


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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