Pilot Officer Colin Charles HUNT

Service No: 422186
Born: Burwood NSW, 27 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 101 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Ludford Magna
Died: Air Operations: (No. 101 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LL774), North West Europe, 15 October 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Thomas Hunt and Zella Rutledge Hunt, of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 258, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

Lancaster LL774 took-off from Ludford Magna at 0016 hours on 15 October 1944 to carry out an operational sortie on Duisberg, Germany. Its ETA back to base was 0523 hours on 15 October, but nothing was heard from the aircraft which did not return to base.

The crew members of LL774 were:

Sergeant George John Fretter (1624312) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Andrew James Hannah (1570758) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Colin Charles Hunt (422186) (Pilot)
Flying Officer David Myers (157518) (RAF) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant Gerald Purcelle Neville (1796917) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Dennis Noble (1684346) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Robert Gwliym Williams (2218917) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flying Officer Benny Yellin (J/43864) (RCAF) (Special Equipment Operator)


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, 166/18/487
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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