Sergeant Hugh James CROSS

Service No: 402643
Born: Sydney NSW, 8 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 September 1940
Unit: No. 80 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 80 Squadron Hurricane aircraft Z4168), Libya, 17 December 1941, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Otley James Cross and Minnie Cross, of Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bondi NSW
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1245 hours during an operational flight on 17 December 1941 Hurricane Z4168 was seen to dive into the ground and crash as a result of enemy action. The aircraft was discovered approximately 200 yards south of the Derna road near the 34km mark.


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, 163/98/402

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