Flying Officer William Robert BINNING

Service No: 421881
Born: Sydney NSW, 6 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 April 1942
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-71), near Seaspray VIC, 16 April 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Emily Isobel Binning
Roll of Honour: Marrickville NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Flying Officer Binning survived the crash of Wirraway A20-469 at Narromine NSW on 5 September 1944 in which Flight Sergeant Charles Milton Hawdon (439761) was seriously injured.

At 0957 hours on 16 April 1945, Kittyhawk A29-71 flown by Flying Officer Binning crashed eight miles from Seaspray, Victoria, and he was killed. The aircraft was seen to do a half roll after a practice attack on a Beaufort aircraft at 8,000 feet, and then dive into the ground.


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, 166/5/893

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