Arthur Gordon GOODWIN

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GOODWIN, Arthur Gordon

Service Number: 413985
Enlisted: 10 October 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Aircraft / Repair / Salvage Depots
Born: Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia, 3 July 1921
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Accident, Morotai Island, Morotai Island, Halmahera Island, Netherlands East Indies, 21 September 1945, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Ambon Memorial, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Memorials: Ambon Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glen Innes World War 2 Memorial, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Parramatta NSW Department of Education Teachers and Trainees WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 413985
10 Oct 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
10 Oct 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 413985, Aircraft / Repair / Salvage Depots
21 Sep 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 413985, Aircraft / Repair / Salvage Depots, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Goodwin 413985 was lost at sea near Morotai in the Netherlands East Indies - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Ambon Memorial

He was flying Kittyhawk A29-1057 from Labuan to Oakey as part of the Number 2 Aircraft Depot (Richmond) Ferry Flight