Flying Officer Lionel Barton HACK

Service No: 16475
Born: Adelaide SA, 1 August 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 September 1939 (at RAAF Station Point Cook VIC)
Unit: No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Amberley QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-201), near Murwillumbah NSW, 19 January 1941, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Ipswich General Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lionel Watson Hack and Adela Gwen Hack, of North Adelaide, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 19 January 1941 at 1130 hours Wirraway A20-201 is believed to have broken up in mid-air after the pilot lost control in cloud. The aircraft crashed 5 kms from Barkers Vale Post Office between Kyogle and Murwillumbah, New South Wales. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Lionel Barton Hack (16475) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Leonard Watson Turner (402265)


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, 108


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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