Pilot Officer Lewis James HARTLEY

Service No: 401787
Born: Melbourne VIC, 17 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1941
Unit: No. 32 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-153), near Port Moresby, 28 April 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry James Hartley and Ruby Hartley, of Ivanhoe, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Heidelberg VIC
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 April 1942, Hudson A16-153 crashed soon after takeoff from Port Moresby at 0310 hours and the four crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Pilot Officer John Charles Clarke (405121) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Lewis James Hartley (401787) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant John Frederick Lymath (412091) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Ernest Clive Morrison (411100) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/35/181

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