Sergeant Garnet Allenby HAWKINS

Service No: 407675
Born: Port Pirie SA, 28 July 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 December 1940
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Nakuru, Kenya
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft V6292), Nakuru, 23 January 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Nakuru North Cemetery, Kenya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Garnet Hawkins and Marion Hawkins, of Woodville, South Australia. A.F.I.A
Roll of Honour: Woodville SA
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 23rd January 1942, Blenheim V6292 crashed at 1230 hours at Nakuru, Kenya and all the three crew members were killed. The Pilot lost control of the aircraft during the final turn on to the Nakuru aerodrome, and it hit the ground and burst into flames.

The crew members of V6292 were:

Pilot Officer Fergus Allister Allan (401265) (Observer)
Sergeant George Owen Emery (407147) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Garnet Allenby Hawkins (407675) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 407675

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