LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Theodore William PENN

Service No: 407908
Born: Unley SA, 15 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AT 439), Beech Forest VIC, 12 April 1942, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Ethel Victoria Penn, of Goodwood Park.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1105 hours on 12 April 1942, Airspeed Oxford AT 439 crashed 5 kms north east of Beech Forrest, Victoria, and all there crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman John Robert Black (409376)
Leading Aircraftman Russell Edward Johnston (408284)
Sergeant Theodore William Penn (407908) (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, 239

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