Flight Sergeant Rex Allan Charles HOSCHER

Service No: 412535
Born: Beaulieu NSW, 8 August 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 15 Squadron, Menangle NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 15 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-550), Menangle, 29 March 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Camden War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Adolph and Doris Hildergarde Hoscher; husband of Pearl Mary Winifrede Hoscher, Milson’s Point
Roll of Honour: Granville NSW
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Beaufort A9-550 crashed just after takeoff at Menangle on 29 March 1944, killing all five RAAF members on board. Those members were:

Aircraftman Class 1 William Henry Bray (141632) (Supernumerary)
Flying Officer Ronald William Durrant (422555) (Observer)
Flight Sergeant Rex Allan Charles Hoscher (412535) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Harry Byron Johnston (420024) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Howard Douglas Wheller (426408) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 166/18/313


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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