Flight Lieutenant Arthur George HODGES

Service No: 267209
Born: Lewisham NSW, 29 April 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 January 1940 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station Williamtown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft A19-194), Evans Head NSW, 10 November 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Evans Head War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Stephen and Myrtle Rose Hodges.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Bristol Beaufighter aircraft A19-36 and A19-194 were involved in a mid-air collision; A19-36 crashed near Evans Head while A19-194 crashed into the sea off Evans Head.

The crew members of A19-194 were:

Flight Lieutenant Arthur George Hodges (267209) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Arthur Curlewis Young DFC (406671) (Pilot)

The crew members of A19-36 were:

Flying Officer Norman Lewis Parker (29099) (Pilot)
Sergeant Neville Martin Tyack (431342) (Navigator)


Australian Government On-Line Honours Records (It’s An Honour)
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 Australian On-Line Record A9845, 21


Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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