Pilot Officer William Henry HULME

Service No: 409708
Born: Moonee Ponds VIC, 9 June 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941
Unit: No. 158 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Lissett
Died: Air Operations: (No. 158 Squadron Halifax aircraft MZ759), Netherlands, 24 March 1945, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Andrew and Susan Emily Hulme; husband of Lillian Rose Hulme, of Glenhuntly, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Moonee Ponds VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Warrant Officer Ernest George Hulme (4545)

At 0905 hours on 24 March 1945 Halifax MZ759 took off from Lissett detailed to bomb Gladbeck, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was shot down in flames in the target area. Four of the crew members were killed and three became Prisoners of War.

The crew members of MZ759 were:

Flight Sergeant James Brown (1559298) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer William Henry Hulme (409708) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant P D Linn (552767) (RAF) (Mid Gunner) PoW
Flight Sergeant J E D Taylor (1581652) (RAFVR) (Navigator) PoW
Flying Officer W H White (172646) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner) PoW
Sergeant John Rodd Williams (1836168) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Ernest Yule Yeoman (196095) (RAFVR) (Pilot)


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, 1667/18/682

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