Thomas Derek Hudson ALFORD

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ALFORD, Thomas Derek Hudson

Service Number: 420333
Enlisted: 11 October 1941, Sydney
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Randwick, New South Wales, 28 April 1917
Home Town: Cowra, Cowra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Traveller
Died: Night Bombing raid, Bucholz, Germany, 2 December 1943, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery
Joint grave 9, Row F, Grave 16-17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

11 Oct 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 420333, Aircrew Training Units, Sydney
2 Dec 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 420333, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography

Plane was Lancaster JB 608 was attacked by two JU 88 ME shortly after bombing and was hit on the fuselage and wing and caught fire, There were five survivors.