LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Claude Wynter Arthur BLICK

Service No: 411732
Born: Roma QLD, 22 December 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 May 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 36 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 36 Operational Training Unit Hudson aircraft 4117), near Greenwood, 25 June 1942, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Philip Wynter Robinson Blick and Una Ermine Blick, of Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Manly NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Collingullie and District Honour Roll, Collingullie NSW
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, manly NSW

On 25 June 1942, Hudson 4117 took off from Greenwood detailed to practice single engine landings during a routine training flight. The aircraft crashed at 1120 hours, 3 miles south west of the Greenwood aerodrome. Eye witnesses saw the aircraft go into a spin at low altitude prior to the crash and the crew of two was killed.

The crew members of 4117 were:

Pilot Officer Claude Wynter Arthur Blick (411732) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Jack Nettleton Hopkinson (1216355) (RAFVR) (Pilot)

References:

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, 166/24/269
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line