LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Donald Terence BURROWS

Service No: 408103
Born: Hobart TAS, 13 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-216), near Uranquinty, 8 October 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Stanley and Eliza Milne Burrows; husband of Joyce Whinray Burrows, of Springdale
Roll of Honour: Hobart TAS
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0430 hours on 8 October 1943, Wirraway A20-216 crashed during a non-operational night circuits and landings practice, and both the crew members were killed. The aircraft struck the ground at high speed in a vertical dive five miles south west of the Uranquinty aerodrome.

The crew members of A20-216 were:

Flying Officer Donald Terence Burrows (4081093) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Herbert Nelson Slapp (432979) (Trainee Dual Pilot)

References:

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, 166/6/296

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