EDDY Albert George 406240

LEST WE FORGET

Warrant Officer Albert George EDDY

Service No: 406240
Born: Emmaville NSW, 3 October 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 October 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 117 Squadron (RAF), Marble Arch airfield, Egypt
Died: Air Operations (No. 117 Squadron Hudson aircraft), Libya, 5 February 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Ernest and Jessie Marie Eddy; husband of Gladys Eddy, of Shenton Park, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Shenton Park WA
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Warrant Officer Eddy was killed when the Hudson aircraft he was flying crashed at 0430 hours on 5th February 1943, during a take off at El Adem, Libya, on a flight to Malta.

On board the Hudson aircraft were:

Colonel Cyprian Francis Thurlow Baker (65292) (King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), British Army)
Sergeant Eugene Joseph Patrick Bergna (1342769) (RAFVR) Died 7 February 1943
Flight Sergeant Leslie John Corfield (928686) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant George Wallace Dixon (614842) (RAF)
Warrant Officer Albert George Eddy (406240) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Henry Gladwell (1292395) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant B W Hincorn (642375) (RAF) Survived
Flight Lieutenant Howard Otis Knowles (63449) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer J Lord (79476) (RAF) Survived
Sergeant Jack Herbert Manning (932188) (RAFVR)
Squadron Leader Reginald John Peacock (40257) (RAF)
Sergeant Thomas Charlton Toy (1541849) (RAFVR)
Major General W Williams (167227) (British Army) Survived

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705 166/11/15