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McINNES John Stewart

Service: RAAF – RAF7 Advanced Flying Unit
Service number: 410252
Locality on Enlistment: Garden City Melbourne
Duration of Service: 5 Dec 1941 – 5 May 1944
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: None for display
Date and Place of Birth: 30 Dec 1922 Beech Forest
Parents: Alexander McINNES and Violet Lochart HALL
School/s: Tynong North SS, Benalla High
Occupation: Aircraft Assembler, Fishermans Bend Vic
Date and Place of Death: 5 May 1944 Peterborough Northamptonshire UK
Place of Burial: Oxford Cemetery UK

NOTES: On the 5th May 1944, Master DL907 was detailed to carry out formation flying practice. After taking off from Sibson airfield, Northamptonshire, and climbing to 3/400 feet, the engine lost power and eyewitnesses saw a burst of black smoke. The aircraft lost speed and turned left to fly back to the airfield, but it banked too steeply, the nose of the aircraft came up, it went on its back and crashed. The Pilot was killed. Crew: RAAF 410252 Flt Sgt J S McInnes, (Pilot)  www.readbag.com