Aircraftman Class I Daniel James BURNS

Service No: 73192
Born: Cootamundra NSW, 25 June 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 November 1942
Unit: No. 1 Air Observers School
Died: Ground Accident, Cootamundra NSW, 15 July 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Cootamundra War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Francis and Elsie May Burns; husband of Mildred Evelyn Burns, of Armidale
Roll of Honour: Albury NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 0630 hours on 15 July 1943, Aircraftman Class I Burns, a Flight Mechanic, was struck and killed by the airscrew of Anson AX421 while starting operations were in progress on the aircraft parking line.


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, 166/6/204

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