LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Douglas Linden BUSSENSCHUTT

Service No: 416928
Born: Kadina SA, 10 February 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying training School Oxford aircraft AS687), Werribee, 28 June 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Kadina Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Linden John and Mona Ellen Bussenschutt; husband of Roma Gertrude Bussenschutt, of Kadina.
Roll of Honour: Kadina SA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 28 June 1942, Airspeed Oxford aircraft R6191 and AS687 collided while both aircraft were on approach to the Werribee auxiliary landing ground. The pilots were:

Leading Aircraftman Douglas Linden Bussenschutt (416928) (AS687)
Leading Aircraftman Allen Elliott Southern (410123) (R6191) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 26 July 1946

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 177

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