Sergeant Alan Donald WOODS

Service No: 413812
Born: Rhodes NSW, 14 October 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 September 1941
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-342), near Wanganella NSW, 26 August 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Deniliquin General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Robert and Edith Lilian Woods, of Rhodes; husband of Joan Pearl Woods, of Ashfield
Roll of Honour: Rhodes NSW
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Concord War Memorial, Concord NSW

At 1345 hours on 26 August 1942, Wirraways A20-333 and A20-342 collided in mid-air and crashed five miles North West of Wanganella, New South Wales, and both crews were killed.

The crew members of A20-342 were:

Sergeant David Neil Cullen (405723) (Pilot)
Sergeant Alan Donald Woods (413812) (Wireless Air Gunner)

The crew members of A20-333 were:

Sergeant Bruce Clifford Burke (411993) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Gordon Balmoral Willcocks (411081) (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, 163/179/197; A9845, 174
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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