HOLLINGS George Bentley 427646

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant George Bentley HOLLINGS

Service No: 427646
Born: Perth WA, 28 June 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1942
Unit: No. 18 Advanced Flying Training Unit (RAF), RAF Church Lawford, Warwickshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (Airspeed Oxford aircraft LW8200), Warwickshire, 3 January 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Tom Lodge Hollings and Louiza Mary Hollings of Denmark, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Denmark WA
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 3rd January 1944, Oxford LW8200 on a non-operational night training flight, crashed at 0145 hours at Normandy Farm, Hill Morton, Rugby, Warwickshire. The aircraft struck an aerial on a wireless station during the flight, and the pilot, Flight Sergeant Hollings, flying solo, was killed.

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/250