Sergeant Mark Richard KORBOSKY

Service No: 406721
Born: Perth WA, 13 July 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 32 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-101), Gasmata area, 4 March 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Charles and Maria Korbosky; husband of Margaret Mary Korbosky, of Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 36, Rabaul Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA
Remembered: Honour Avenues, Kings Park WA

A16-101 was one of four No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft operating from Seven Mile airstrip, Port Moresby, tasked with a night bombing raid on Gasmata New Britain. On this operation, A16-101 and A16-165 went missing.

The crew members of A16-101 were:

Sergeant William Ian Cass (406432) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant William Hodgson Coppin (406773) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Mark Richard Korbosky (406721) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Arthur Renfred Nicolay (406013) (Pilot)

No. 32 Squadron lost Hudson A16-165 (Flight Lieutenant Kenneth James Erwin (261863) (Pilot)) on 3 March 1942.


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 A705, 163/134/15


Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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