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Tucker Donald Beresford


On the afternoon of 14 Jul 1943, a test flight was performed,  following a maintenance inspection, on Avro-Anson aircraft W-2556. Also on aboard the aircraft were a maintenance team consisting of 27786 Corporal James Dennis Horrigan, 116182 Aircraftman (AC) Desmond Whenan, 45971 AC John Vincent Colin Matheson and 59315 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Donald Beresford Tucker. W-2556 failed to return to the training school at Mallala, SA. An extensive search discovered debris in the sea off Parham, SA. No trace of the crew was found. FO Pettit was 24 years of age. 

The Argus 15 July 1944

TUCKER.—In loving memory of our youngest son, L.A.C. Donald Beresford (R.A.A.F.), who gave his all for home and country July 14, 1943, brother of Joyce (Mrs. Dunbar) Anster (A.I.F., returned). Ian (R.A.A.F. returned), and Margaret.



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