Flight Sergeant Christopher George HOSKIN

Service No: 401124
Born: Melbourne VIC, 6 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 January 1941
Unit: No. 227 Squadron (RAF), Limassol, Cyprus
Died: Air Operations: (No. 227 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft JL640), Rhodes, 21 September 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Rhodes War Cemetery, Rhodes, Greece
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Henry and Bertha Maud Hoskin, of Coburg, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Coburg VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 September 1943, Beaufighter JL640 took off with 10 other Beaufighters to attack Maritza aerodrome on the Island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea. The attack was carried out independently, and JL 640 was shot down by enemy aircraft over Maritza and crashed at Peragno Central. A search of the area the next day found no trace of the missing aircraft or crew.

The crew members of JL640 were:

Flight Sergeant Robert Sutton Neighbour (416450) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Christopher George Hoskin (401124) (Navigator BW)


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, 166/18/181

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