George Hector HOWARD


HOWARD, George Hector

Service Number: 271512
Enlisted: 17 June 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School
Born: 11 July 1903, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Childers, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Werribee, Victoria, Australia, 10 August 1943, aged 40 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 271512
17 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 1 Service Flying Training School

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of William George Broom Howard and Edith Howard

Husband of May Howard of Murrumbeena, Victoria


Mid-air collision between Oxford training aircraft AS7139 and R6194 of Number 1 Service Flying Training School over Werribee aerodrome in Victoria causing the death of 4 airmen and severe injuries to a 5th:

Flying Officer Alfred Jack Allen 408615 (cremated - Springvale)

Leading Aircraftman Arthur Austin Hughes 20775 (buried at Geelong Eastern Cemetery)

Leading Aircraftman Dallas William Lynch 432063 (Springvale War Cemetery)

Flight Lieutenant George Hector Howard 271512 (Springvale War Cemetery)


Leading Aircraftman John Glen Legoe 432525 was discharged from the RAAF in January 1945 while still on the posted strength of Number 3 RAAF Hospital