Sergeant Travis Arnold Hutton HIDDLESTON

Service No: 400713
Born: Mosgiel, New Zealand, 21 September 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 53 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 53 Operational Training Unit Spitfire aircraft X9445), off the Welsh Coast, 5 October 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Hutton Stanley Hiddleston, and of Martha Hiddleston, of Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 62, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5 October 1941 Spitfire X9445 flown by Sergeant Hiddleston was involved in a mid-air collision with Spitfire K9817 flown by Sergeant Cyril Brennan (404771) (Killed: 25 June 1942). The accident occurred one quarter of a mile off shore at 1525 hours near Southerdown, Glamorgan. X9445 dived into the sea while K9817 was flown safely back to base. It was recorded in 1948 that Sergeant Hiddleston had lost his life at sea.


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, 163/122/76

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