HOPKINSON William Arthur 406032

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant William Arthur HOPKINSON

Service No: 406032
Born: Cottesloe WA, 19 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 May 1940
Unit: No. 107 Squadron (RAF) Detachment (August 1941 – January 1942), RAF Station Luqa, Malta
Died: Air Operations: (No. 107 Squadron Blenheim aircraft P 5961), Greece, 8 November 1941, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sydney Darley Hopkinson and Vera Maud Hopkinson, of Mundijong, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Blenheim PV5961 crashed at 0820 hours on 8th November 1941 when attacking an enemy convoy in position 35.20N 019.45E. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of PV5961 were:

Sergeant John Gibson (987889) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Ian Hamilton (995713) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant William Arthur Hopkinson (406032) (Pilot)

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, 163/123/163