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    Flying Officer
    Guy HUBBARD (432)


    1940-12-03

    Australia
    Narromine


    3-12-40 F/O Guy Hubbard, age 29 Narromine War Cemetery 5 EFTS Tiger Moth A17-32 Stalled to avoid collision near aerodrom

    RAAF PILOT
    KILLED.
    TRAINER CRASHES AT
    NARROMINE.
    Student Badly Hurt.
    Flying-Officer Guy Hubbard, 29, was
    killed and Leading-Aircraftman Wil-
    liam Clifford Bate, 23, was seriously
    injured when a Royal Australian Air
    Force light training plane crashed at
    Narromine yesterday.
    Flying-Officer Hubbard was a flight instructor
    attached to the No 5 Elementary Flying
    Training School and was accompanying Bate,
    a cadet receiving instruction on a training flight.

    A statement issued from RAAF Central
    Area headquarters last night said that while
    flying close to the boundary of the aerodrome
    the plane was seen to turn quickly apparently
    in an effort to avoid another machine. It
    then stalled, spun and crashed into the
    ground. As a result of the injuries he received
    Flying-Officer Hubbard died soon afterwards.

    Bate was admitted to Dubbo Hospital
    suffering from concussion, a fractured leg and
    eye injuries. His condition is serious.
    STORY OF EYE-WITNESSES
    Mr Geroge Sollars who was working in
    a market garden about 60 yards from where
    the plane crashed said two planes were com-
    ing in to land from the east when one
    swerved to the right as though attempting
    to avoid a collision It twisted and then
    dropped to the ground nose first.
    Sollars added that the two planes appeared
    to be between 30 and 40 feet apart and
    the plane that crashed appeared to be only
    about 40 feet from the ground.
    Arthur Wood who was droving a mob of
    sheep along a road said the plane went into
    a tail spin and crashed nose first.
    Sollars immediately rushed to the scene and
    pulled Bate from the rear cockpit and laid
    him on one of the planes crumpled wings
    to await the arrival of Air Force officials
    and the Air Force ambulance.
    Sollars said that the instructor was jammed
    against the front cockpit instrument board
    and that Air Force officers had to cut a
    twisted mass of metal away before he could
    be removed.
    I FLYING-OFFICER HUBBARD. |
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    FLYING-OFFICER HUBBARD.
    An Air Force guard was immediately
    placed round the plane, and the district
    coroner Mr W R Payten later made an
    inspection of the wreckage.
    B CLASS PILOT
    Formerly of Oatley (NSW) Flying Officer
    Hubbard attended Randwick High School
    and later Sydney Technical College where
    he studied aircraft subjects. He gained his
    commercial pilots licence in August 1939
    went to Point Cook Service Flying Training
    School for a flight instructor's course and
    was posted to Archerfield Elementary Flying
    Training School as a flying-officer last March.
    He was transferred to Narromine late in
    July.
    Leading Aircraftman Bate was prominent
    in Melbourne Grammar School athletics from
    1931 to 1934 and represented that school at
    football. After four years in a civil engineers
    office he Joined the RAAF as a pupil-pilot
    in August. He is the son of Mr W C Bate,
    shire engineer of Leongatha (Vic)

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    Leading Aircraftman
    John Gray LEMON (400371)

    Wirraway A20-25
    2 miles west of Brucedale 17/12/1940 .Lac J G Lemon Ser#400371 killed. Converted to components.

    1940-12-17

    Australia

    PLANE CRASHES
    NEAR WAGGA
    Trainee Pilot Killed
    A trainee piiot was killed
    when an Air Force plane crash-<*>
    ed near Wagga late yesterday
    I afternoon.
    The victim was Leading Aircrafts
    man John Gray Lemon, 20, of Cor
    ack Road, Donald, Victoria, trie
    R.A.A.F. Central Area Headquarters
    s'ated. ,
    "Whilst carrying out instrument
    i flying and aerobatics practice in a
    ringle-engined R.A.A.P. aircraft late
    yesterday afternoon, Lemon wa's
    killed when his aircraft swung into a
    spin' two miles west of Brucedale,
    New South Wales," it was stated.
    "Lemon, who was stationed at , No.
    2 Service Flying Training School,
    Wagga, was flying solo. The crash
    occurred after his aircraft stalled on
    top of a loop. ',
    "L'emon enlisted in the R.A.A.F.
    on' August 18, 1940. He graduated
    from No. 3 Elementary Flying School,
    Essendon, to Wagga on November
    11:"

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    Pilot Officer
    Hubert Albert LENNE (375)


    1940-12-19

    Australia
    Mackay Cemetery
    Sergeant
    George WATT (1613)


    1940-12-23


    Leading Aircraftman
    Arthur Leslie HOLT (404210)


    1940-12-18

    Canada



    30th R.A.A.F.
    CASUALTY LIST
    MELBOURNE, Thursday.




    The 30th Royal Australian Air
    Force casualty list Issued to-day by
    the Department of Air contains the
    following names:
    overseas.

    Acing-Corporal Artnur
    Leslie Holt, of North Ipswich (Q.).
    found dead in Mansfield Hotel, Mon
    treal (Canada).

    Australia. Pilot-Officer Hubert Al
    bert Lenne, of Echuca (Vic.), died
    on December 19 from Injuries re
    ceived in aircraft accident on No
    vember 29. He was attached to an
    R.A.A.F. squadron at Townsville
    (Q.).

    Sergeant George Watt, of Clifton
    Hill (Vic.), attached to No. 1 Service
    Flying Training School, Point Cook,
    killed in motor collision at Laverton
    on December 23.

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    In November 1940 Bert Lenne was in Townsville for further training. On 29 November he was the pilot of Wirraway Aircraft A20-53 on a training run. His plane and two other aircraft were flying in open formation from Townsville to Evans Head. Five miles south of St Lawrence, Lenne's aircraft was missed by the rest of the formation.

    A search revealed the aircraft had crashed near St Lawrence. It appeared that Lenne had had to make an emergency landing on a clay pan, but had overshot the smooth surface and hit some nearby trees. Both Lenne and his observer were badly burned by the crash.

    Lenne was taken to the Mackay Hospital for treatment for his badly burned legs. On 19 December, twenty days after the accident, he succumbed to his wounds and died in hospital. He was twenty years old.E .

    On landing, the aircraft caught fire injuring both P/O H A Lenne and his observer Sgt G H Ellis. Cause*

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Keith Thomas ELLISON (19781) 1940-12-18 Australia

    AIRCRAFTMAN KILLED
    Aircraftman Keith Thomas Ellison, 19,
    single, a fitter trainee of the RAAF
    Station at Laverton, was killed instantly
    when he was struck by the Melbourne
    Geelong train while he was crossing the
    railway line near the aircraft siding at
    4 45 p m vesterday
    Ellison lived in Noith Essendon before
    he joined the service in NovemBe

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    Aircraftman 1st Class George Athelston Muir LAYLAND (32549) 1940-12-26 Australia Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, B


    LAYLAND.-December 26, 1940, at his residence,
    Farrell Avenue, Darlinghurst, George Athelstan Rex
    Layland (late Royal Australian Air Force), dearly
    beloved husband of Jessie A. Layland, aged 44
    years.

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    TWO R.A.A.F. DEATHS
    Deaths in Australia of two aircraftmen
    are announced in the 31st R.A.A.F.
    casualty list issued yesterday. They
    were:
    Aircraftman Ernest Arthur Davies, of
    Mosman Park (W.A.), formerly attached
    to No. 5 Initial Training School, Pearce,
    died December 28.
    Aircraftman George Athelston Layland,
    of Darlinghurst (N.S.W.), formerly at-
    tached to No. 2 Recruiting Centre, died
    at his home December 20.

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    Aircraftsman Ernest Arthur Davies,
    of Western Australia; attached to No.
    5 initial training school; acute cerebro-
    spinal meningitis.

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Frank Henry HATHERLY (904276) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France La Bernerie-En-Retz Communal C
    Corporal Norman John CLIFFORD (753581) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France Noirmoutier-En-L'ile Communal
    Aircraftman 1st Class John HIGGINS (638025) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France Le Clion-Sur-Mer Communal Ceme
    Aircraftman 1st Class James CRANSTON (618536) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France Chateau-D'olonne Churchyard
    Aircraftman 1st Class Frederick PARTON (743143) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France St. Palais-Sur-Mer Communal Ce
    Corporal William Charles RUSHTON (523638) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France St. Nazaire-Sur-Charente Commu
    Aircraftman 1st Class Wilfred LUSTY (631821) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France Prefailles Communal Cemetery
    Corporal Walter WILSON (591172) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France Noirmoutier-En-L'ile (L'herbau
    Aircraftman 2nd Class Thomas PRICE (643721) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France Pornic War Cemetery
    Corporal Alfred John WATTS (525119) 1940-06-17 SS Lancastria France L'epine Communal Cemetery, Ile

    Above "Unaccounted" are now accounted for in SS Lancastria sinking - From Henks sheet

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    Pilot: Fl/Lt. John Napier Bell AUS162 R.A.A.F. Age 24. Killed

    Fl/Eng: Sgt. Charles William Harris AUS1730 R.A.A.F. Age 31. Killed

    Nav: Cpl.Bernard Felix Nowell 565931 R.A.F. Age 25. Killed

    Passenger: Cptn. Norman Edward Hope 141140 Intelligence Corps. Killed

    Also see http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=L2312


    AUSTRALIAN AIRMEN
    MISSING.
    Service in England.
    MELBOURNE Wednesday
    The first R.A.A.F. casulaty list was issued
    to-day by the Air Board. It contains the
    names of a pilot and air observer officially
    posted as missing on active service overseas
    while engaged in special operations against
    the enemy. They are :
    Flight-Lieut. J. N. Bell, of Farina (S.A.),
    and Sergt. K. W. Harris, 34 Cox Street, Wind-
    sor (N.S.W.), both of No. 10 Squadron serving
    with the R.A.F. Coastal Command.
    John Napier Bell, single, 24, was educated
    at St. Peter's College, Adelaide, and later con-
    ducted a business with his father. He beccame
    in Air Force cadet in July, 1936, and was
    appointed pilot officer in July, 1936, and flying
    officer in April, 1937.
    Sergeant Charles William Harris, married,
    32, attended Auburn Public School and the
    Sydney Technical College. He was appren-
    ticed with an engineering company for six
    years. He enlisted in the Air Force in Decem-
    ber, 1939.

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