Avro Anson Mk.I EG693 of No.2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit crashed on Craigronald near Newton Stewart on the 6th December 1944
|Colwyn Parker Angus||Flight Sergeant (RAAF)||Pilot||Killed|
|John Walter Melhuish||Sergeant||Bomb Aimer||Killed|
|Kenneth Richard Ridehalgh||Sergeant||Wireless Operator||Killed|
The aircraft had taken off from Millom in southwest Cumbria for a navigation and bombing exercise, while flying south over the mountains of southern Scotland the aircraft struck the snow covered northern slope of Craigronald. The crash was reported fairly quickly and a Mountain Rescue Team was sent out form Wigtown, when they arrived they found 1 crew member alive but he died before reaching hospital.