Leading Aircraftman Stephen Hunter RODDA

Service No: 411952
Born: Footscray VIC, 11 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AR917), near Point Cook, 27 October 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Canberra (Woden) Public Cemetery, ACT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stephen H. Rodda and Minnie Rose Rodda; husband of Nancy Jeanette Rodda, of Kingston
Roll of Honour: Canberra ACT
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1745 hours on the 27 October 1941, Oxford AR917 flown solo by Leading Aircraftman Rodda took off from Point Cook tail down and climbed steeply to 150 feet where it stalled and spun into the ground and he was killed.


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 A705, 163/158/194; A9845, 238

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