Leading Aircraftman Bernard George HUTCHINS

Service No: 408654
Born: Elsternwick VIC, 1 October 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft W 2254), Mallala, 14 October 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Burwood General Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Joseph and Myra Fortescue Hutchins, of Caulfield
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0830 hours on 14 October 1941, Anson aircraft W 2254 and W 2257 had a mid-air collision at Mallala and all four crew members from both aircraft were killed.

The crew members of W 2254 were:

Sergeant Ian Bruce Blacker (407163) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Bernard George Hutchins (408654) (Trainee Pilot)

The crew members of W 2257 were:

Leading Aircraftman John Gordon Maslen (416356) (Trainee Pilot)
Pilot Officer Charles Edwards Somerville (402680) (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, 100

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