Henry James POPE


POPE, Henry James

Service Number: 407158
Enlisted: 22 June 1940, Adelaide
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Adelaide, SA, 15 June 1918
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Evans Head, NSW, 18 January 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Charleston (SA) Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 407158, Aircrew Training Units, Adelaide
18 Jan 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 407158, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Fairey Battle aircraft R3936 of Number 1 Bombing & Gunnery School reportedly flicked on to its back during a turn and dived into the ground at Evans Head bombing range, NSW

Killed were: Pilot Officer Douglas Edmund Allan 688 / Leading Aircraftman Arthur John Powell 404157 / Leading Aircraftman Henry James Pope 407158

LAC Pope was the son of Gerald Albert William and Helen Marian Pope of North Adelaide, SA