Sergeant Rex Victor HALL

Service No: 401213
Born: Cohuna VIC, 17 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941
Unit: No. 419 Squadron (RCAF) RAF Station Croft, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 419 Squadron Wellington aircraft DF664), off the German Coast, 13 October 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Eric Marcus Hall and Florence Annie Hall, of Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Frankston VIC
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1828 hours on the night of 13/14th October 1942, Wellington DF664 took off from Croft detailed to bomb Kiel, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed into the sea off Brockeswalde, Germany, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of DF664 were:

Flying Officer Clarence Edgar Bell (J/10319) (RCAF) (Observer)
Flight Sergeant Everett Stevenson Green (R/64484) (RCAF) (Second Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Hector Victor Hall (401213) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Joseph Fletcher Streeting (R/14033) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant William Arthur Wakeman (R/95061) (RCAF) (Pilot)


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, 163/120/616

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