LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Kenneth William DOBBIE

Service No: 442311
Born: Broken Hill NSW, 27 September 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 June 1943 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station East Sale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-146), near East Sale, 7 February 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Kenneth and Eileen Linda Carrice Dobbie, of Broken Hill, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Broken Hill NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 2130 hours on 7 February 1945, Beaufort A9-146 crashed 8 kms east of the East Sale airfield during night circuit training. The three crew members who were all killed were:

Flight Sergeant Kenneth William Dobbie (442311)
Flight Sergeant Lancelot Lloyd Fitzgerald (88417)
Wing Commander Peter Kingsley-Strack (260290) (Pilot)

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, 245

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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