Sergeant Robert HASENOHR

Service No: 28902
Born: Oaklands SA, 30 July 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 March 1941
Unit: No. 30 Squadron, Ward’s Strip, PNG
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident (No. 30 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-93 on 15 June 1943), Ward’s Strip, 19 June 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Oskar Ludwig and Ulva Jean Hasenohr, of Warradale, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Marion District SA
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Pilot Officer Edgar Seymour Woolcott (406895) (Pilot) was killed when Beaufighter A19-93 crashed and burned during takeoff at Ward’s Strip on 15 June 1943. Sergeant Robert Hasenohr (28902) (Navigator) died on 19 June 1943. The starboard tyre burst on take-off causing the aircraft to swing, strike a revetment and catch fire.


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, 16


Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed, Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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