Sergeant Horace Edward GRIFFITH

Service No: 414133
Born: Charters Towers QLD, 1 April 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941
Unit: No. 6 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 6 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-205), near Milne Bay, 10 November 1942, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace Edward and Florence May Griffith, of Charters Towers, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Charters Towers QLD
Remembered: Panel 9, Port Moresby Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0650 hours on 9 November 1942, Hudson A16-205 crashed into the sea at position 10.32S 150.42E and sank in deep water. One body was later recovered. The cause of this loss is unknown.

The crew members of A16-205 were:

Sergeant Frederick Delaney Fox (416664) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Horace Edward Griffith (414133) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer David Hersey (407172) (Pilot)
Sergeant Henry Alan Stewart (401556) (Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 137


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