Flying Officer Robert Henry HIDER

Service No: 433672
Born: Camden NSW, 14 December 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 April 1943
Unit: No. 30 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 30 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-216), Ambon, 20 October 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick George and Amy Christina McAllister Hider, of Camden, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Patricia Margaret Hider, of Bexley, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 8, Ambon Memorial, Indonesia
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: MacArthur Park Obelisk, Camden NSW

On 20 October 1944, Beaufighter A19-216 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire while engaged in an offensive sweep of Baguala Bay, Ambon. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Robert Henry Hider (433672) (Navigator)
Squadron Leader Richard Hamilton Wallace (586) (Pilot)


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 A705, 166/17/99
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


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