Albert Horace HAKE MID


HAKE, Albert Horace

Service Number: 403218
Enlisted: 4 January 1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 72 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 30 June 1916
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Technical High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Airconditioning Engineer
Died: Prisoner of War - Executed by the Gestapo, Poland, 30 March 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 403218, Sydney, New South Wales
30 Mar 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 403218, No. 72 Squadron (RAF), Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Warrant Officer (Pilot) Hake, Service Number 403218, served with 72 (R.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.

He was Mentioned in Despatches

He was 27 and the son of George and Lillian Maud Hake, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Noela Aundree Lillian Hake, of Carlton, New South Wales.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Warrant Officer Albert Horace Hake was shot down over France in Spitfire AB258 of 72SQN RAF on 04 April 1942 and became a PoW

He was one of the three RAAF members that were executed following their participation in the "Great Escape" and their subsequent recapture by German forces - Warrant Officer Albert Horace Hake 403218 / Flight Lieutenant Reginald Victor Kierath 402364 / Squadron Leader James Catanach DFC 400364