Flight Lieutenant William Grayson HUDDART

Service No: 410128
Born: Camberwell VIC, 10 November 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 168 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 168 Squadron Typhoon aircraft RB361), Germany, 22 January 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Grayson Huddart and Phyllis Annette Huddart, of Croydon, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Croydon VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 January 1945 Typhoon RB361 flown by Flight Lieutenant Huddart was leading a formation detailed to attack supply trains. RB361 received a direct hit from an anti-aircraft battery concealed in a wood when attacking a train near Haltern, Germany after delivering a well-executed attack. The aircraft crashed at about 1200 hours and Flight Lieutenant Huddart was killed.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/606

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