Flight Sergeant Laurence Harry HELLEWELL

Service No: 30441
Born: Woodbridge TAS, 6 September 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 July 1940
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, Tocumwal, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-126), off NSW Coast, 2 July 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Edward Greenwood Hellewell and Laura Winnifred Hellewell; husband of Joyce Vera Hellewell, of Launceston, Tasmania.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Beaufort aircraft A9-126 went missing on a Moruya NSW – Mallacoota VIC offshore flight on 2 July 1943

The crew members of A9-126 were:

Flight Sergeant William Beauchamp Cameron (24908) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Stanley Edward Carey (410947) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Donald James Davie (423666) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Laurence Harry Hellewell (30441) (Fitter Armourer)
Flight Sergeant Milton Kenneth Simpson (406880) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Charles William John Young (69679) (Fitter IIE)


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, 245


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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