PHILLIPS Hugh Godfrey 406625

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Hugh Godfrey PHILLIPS

Service No: 406625
Born: Subiaco WA, 18 May 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft W2165), Monteith SA, 4 August 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: South Australian Cremation Memorial, Adelaide SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace and Nellie Dorothy Phillips, of Jolimont, Western Australia. (Cremated, South Australian Government Crematorium.).
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 0950 hours on 4 August 1943, No. 6 Service Flying Training School Avro Anson aircraft R 3542 and W 2165 collided over Monteith, killing all eight crew members on board both aircraft. The crew members were:

W2165

Sergeant Mervyn John Nichols (413018)
Sergeant Hugh Godfrey Phillips (406625) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman James Brignall Richardson (420056)
Leading Aircraftman Colin McCall Say (409484)

R3542

Leading Aircraftman Leslie Cadd (416929)
Sergeant Gordon Cooper (413187)
Leading Aircraftman Norman Dudley Haines (416956)
Flying Officer Laurence Vivian Wotzko (2366) (Pilot)

References:

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

Bibliography:

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