Squadron Leader Samuel George PROUDFOOT

Service No: 403006
Born: Gunnedah NSW, 5 January 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 11 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 11 Squadron Hurricane aircraft Z5587), Hundiganal, India, 13 September 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hector Thomas Proudfoot and Leah Rose Proudfoot, of Scone, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Scone War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool and Stone Memorial, Scone NSW
Remembered: NSW Department of Education Teachers and Trainees WW2 Honour Roll, Sydney NSW

On 13 September 1943 Squadron Leader Proudfoot flying Hurricane Z5587 was killed when the aircraft stalled and spun into the ground. Squadron Leader Proudfoot had previously trained on Blenheim aircraft and the Squadron was re-equipping with Hurricane aircraft.


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 A9300 PROUDFOOT S G
On Line Sources
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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