Flying Officer George Campbell HUGHES

Service No: 665
Born: Geelong VIC, 10 April 1019
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 January 1940
Unit: No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Amberley QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft R3553), Amberley, 30 July 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward and Isabella Maud Hughes, of Ivanhoe
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0030 hours on 30 July 1941, Avro Anson R3553 hit trees at the edge of Amberley airfield while making an approach during night flying training and both crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Flying Officer George Campbell Hughes (665) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Hawtrey Montage White (416010) (Trainee Pilot)


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 A9845, 65


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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