Flight Lieutenant Kenneth William Frazer BLUNDELL

Service No: 260777
Born: Marrickville NSW, 6 February 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 March 1940
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Aircraft Depot Mosquito aircraft A52-1013), Laverton, 17 August 1945, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Howell Blundell and Augusta Blundell, of Lane Cove, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Lane Cove NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Pilot Officer Colin Frazer Blundell (144116)

On 17 August 1945, Flight Blundell was flying solo in Mosquito A52-103 and giving a flying display at RAAF Station Laverton. The port airscrew was deliberately unfeathered and the aircraft made a violent swung to port during a climb which resulted in the loss of airspeed leading to a stall. The aircraft was almost recovered from the stall but crashed killing Flight Lieutenant Blundell.


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, 153


Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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