Sergeant Horace Edward DOLMAN

Service No: 403506
Born: West Maitland NSW, 28 April 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1941
Unit: No. 56 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 56 Operational Training Unit Hurricane aircraft Z4199), Norfolk, 9 March 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Henry and Phyllis Ann Dolman of West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: West Maitland NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0935 hours on 9 March 1942, Hurricane Z4199 took off, for cloud formation flying practice. The aircraft crashed between Alburgh and Harkston, killing Sergeant Dolman. A Court of Inquiry into the accident found that: “the Pilot whilst carrying out a simple formation practice, lost his Leader in a dive, and whilst looking for him did not notice his close proximity to the ground. He started pulling out too late, striking the ground almost in flying position. It was considered an error of judgement by the 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, 163/103/170

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