Leading Aircraftman Norman Cecil BEVES

Service No: 423599
Born: Camperdown NSW, 31 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, Temora NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-444), Temora, 8 December 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Temora General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil Norman and Bertha Irene Beves; husband of Violet May Beves, of Annandale
Roll of Honour: Stanmore NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2010 hours on 8 December 1942, Tiger Moths A17-444 and A17-332 collided in mid-air during circuit and landings practice flight and all the crews were killed. The collision occurred at a height of 1,000 feet and the aircraft crashed in Brays Paddock, one mile south east of the Temora aerodrome.

The Pilot of A17-444 was:

Leading Aircraftman Norman Cecil Beves (423599) (Trainee Pilot)

The crew members of A17-332 were:

Leading Aircraftman Kent Blight Bussell (422405) (Trainee Dual Pilot)
Sergeant Stanley Laurence Jay (411915) (Instructor Pilot)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/91/643; A9845, 17

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