THE LOSS OF ANSON W2262  

Clackline is a quiet village in the country east of Perth at the start of the Wheat Belt.   Famous for... well ... being the location of the Clackline NDB (CKL 200kHz 31 41S 116 33.7E) and, for accident historians, for being close to the crash site of RAAF Anson W2262 lost at 12:42 pm on the 9th October 1942 with all four crew.



They were:
Flying Officer Lynton Vennel Howard BIRT (406823) Air Observer, 
Sergeant Geoffrey Lancaster DEBENHAM (415295) Pilot age 25, Sergeant Kenneth Colin HUGO (415255) Wireless Air Gunner age 21, Sergeant Noel Louis NIXON (414073) Air Observer age 28.
Crew and aircraft were from No 68 Reserve Squadron which, at the time, was based at Geraldton, West Australia.

A memorial built on the site, was first dedicated on the 13th December 1942.


Clackline is a quiet village in the country east of Perth at the start of the Wheat Belt. Famous for... well ... being the location of the Clackline NDB (CKL 200kHz 31 41S 116 33.7E) and, for accident historians, for being close to the crash site of RAAF Anson W2262 lost at 12:42 pm on the 9th October 1942 with all four crew.



They were:
Flying Officer Lynton Vennel Howard BIRT (406823) Air Observer,
Sergeant Geoffrey Lancaster DEBENHAM (415295) Pilot age 25, Sergeant Kenneth Colin HUGO (415255) Wireless Air Gunner age 21, Sergeant Noel Louis NIXON (414073) Air Observer age 28.
Crew and aircraft were from No 68 Reserve Squadron which, at the time, was based at Geraldton, West Australia.

A memorial built on the site, was first dedicated on the 13th December 1942.


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