LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Arthur Thomas Lort MORTIMER

Service No: 407247
Born: Waikerie SA, 29 December 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1940
Unit: No. 250 Squadron (RAF), Sidi Hanesh South, Libya
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 250 Squadron Tomahawk aircraft AK 423), Libya, 3 July 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry James Mortimer and Eliza Maud Mortimer, of Waikerie, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Waikerie SA
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 3rd July 1941, Tomahawk AK 423 flown by Sergeant Mortimer crashed in Libya 40 miles south of base. He was killed when the aircraft spun into the ground.

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/145/124

Bibliography:

Brown, R. (Russell) Desert Warriors Australian P-40 Pilots at War in the Middle East and North Africa 1941-1943, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2000
Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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