Donald Jack HOOKINGS


HOOKINGS, Donald Jack

Service Number: 407173
Enlisted: 20 July 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 9 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Port Lincoln, Souith Australia, 26 March 1916
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Off Queensland Coast, Australia, 8 February 1943, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Townsville War Cemetery, Queensland, Australia
C.C.15., Townsville War Cemetery, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

20 Jul 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 407173, No. 9 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
20 Jul 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
20 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 407173
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Walter John and Eva Agnes Hookings

Husband of Audrey Harrison Hookings of Broadview, SA


Flight Lieutenant Donald Jack Hookings 407173 and Pilot Officer Edward Charles Sherwood Seller 401320 and Royal Navy Lieutenant John Henty McWhae of HMS Devonshire were killed when Supermarine Seagull V (known as a Walrus by the RAAF) A2-9 of 9 Squadron RAAF crashed into the sea off Bowen

(from the diary of one of the ground crew: 8 February 1943 - A2-9 into sea. Lt. McWhae, F/Lt Hookings and P/O Sellers killed on dive bombing practice. Bad weather. Heavy rains. Hull A2-9 located with grappling irons. / Thurs 11 February 1943 - violent rain all day. Confined to crew tent which almost flooded. Hull A2-9 raised and 3 bodies removed. / Fri 12 February 1943 - rain has continued unabated. Acted as pall bearer at funeral of 3 officers)