Warrant Officer Kevin James HISKINS

Service No: 410233
Born: Corowa NSW, 25 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 70 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 70 Squadron Wellington aircraft LP228), Hungary, 26 June 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Barton Hiskins and Alice Mary Hiskins, of Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brunswick VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Flight Sergeant Ernest Joseph Hiskins (401058)

On the night of 25/26 June 1944 Wellington LP228 was detailed to carry out a raid on Budapest. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was later established that the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at Dunaharaszti, which is approximately 12 miles south of Budapest and all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of LP228 were:

Flight Sergeant Finley Ewart Munro Crawford (422841) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Kevin James Hiskins (410233) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Roy David McAlister Howden (418841) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Sidney Raymond Lewis (1177650) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Warrant Officer George Alexander Williams (1056191) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)


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, 166/17/653

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