LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Leonard Henry PEART

Service No: 416063
Born: Tailem Bend SA, 19 November 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Camden, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-285), Bundaberg QLD, 31 May 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Bundaberg General Cemetery, Queensland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Isaac and Edith Jane Peart; husband of Kathleen Grace Peart, of Murray Bridge, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Murray Bridge SA
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Beaufort A9-285 crashed after take-off at Bundaberg on 31 May 1943 and its crew was killed. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Robert Chester Brabham (407998) (Observer)
Pilot Officer James Gavin Hylton (416072) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Leonard Henry Peart (416063) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Dennis Kinlock Whishaw (408222) (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, 251

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