Pilot Officer Hugh McMASTER

Service No: 404110
Born: Sydney NSW, 27 November 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 May 1940 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 148 Squadron (RAF), Landing Ground 106, Egypt
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 148 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8365), Egypt, 6 November 1941, Aged 25Years
Buried: Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Lily Alexandra McMaster, of Hamilton, Queensland, Australia; husband of Audrey Eileen Patricia McMaster, of Hamilton, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1235 hours on 6 November 1941 Wellington Z8365 crashed at the Kabrit aerodrome, Egypt, and all three on board were killed. The accident occurred after the port engine failed when the aircraft was at 8,400 feet.

The crew members of Z8365 were:

Leading Aircraftman William Ernest Clark (16876) (Fitter 2E)
Pilot Officer Hugh McMaster (404110) (Pilot)
Sergeant Donald Ferguson Muir (980442) (RAFVR) (Second 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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/141/370