Arthur Ernest ADAMS

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ADAMS, Arthur Ernest

Service Number: 692
Enlisted: 5 February 1940, Archerfield, Queensland
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Swindon, England, 19 September 1920
Home Town: Rockdale, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), Beverley Islands, Northumberland Group, Queensland, Australia, 23 May 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 692
5 Feb 1940: Enlisted Archerfield, Queensland
5 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 692
5 Feb 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 692
23 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 692

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Biography

Rank: FT/LT. 32 Squadron

Plane was a Hudson

Served 3 years in the Militia

Son of Arthur George and Dora Emily Adams.

Next of kin is listed as his aunt E.J. Jenner of St Joel, 38 Spring Stree, Arncliffe, New South Wales

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lockheed Hudson A16-190 of 32SQN crashed into the sea off the Beverley Islands (part of the Northumberland Group) south-east of the city of Mackay - all crew were lost:

Pilot Officer John Desmond Power 416230 - Son of Francis and Mary Power of Reade Park, SA (body recovered, buried in Townsville War Cemetery)

Flying Officer Arthur Ernest Adams 692 - Son of Arthur George and Dora Emily Adams (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 5 of the Sydney Memorial)

Sergeant Brian Robert Bright 407841 - Son of Henry Garrood Bright and Mary Margaret Bright of Broken Hill, NSW (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 6 of the Sydney Memorial)

Sergeant Beverley Kilgour Chandler 21351 - Son of Wallace Dorman Chandler and Elizabeth Emily Chandler of Newcastle, NSW (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 6 of the Sydney Memorial)

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