Flying Officer Duncan William DAVIDSON

Service No: 413549
Born: Cowra NSW, 7 April 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941
Unit: No. 157 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 157 Squadron Mosquito aircraft DZ749), Cornwall, 28 December 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Helston, Cemetery, Cornwall
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Christina Davidson, of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Cowra NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cowra World War II and Korea Memorial Roll of Honour, Cowra NSW

Returning from operations on 28 December 1943 Mosquito DZ749 crashed from a height of 1400 feet at Trevermy Farm, 3 miles north of Predannick, near Truro, Cornwall, at 2010 hours. The cause of the accident was the subject of exhaustive enquiry but the precise cause of the accident could not be established.

The crew members of DZ749 were:

Flying Officer Duncan William Davidson (413459) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Clifford Kenneth Lewis (140871) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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, 166/9/223
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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