Arthur Austin HUGHES


HUGHES, Arthur Austin

Service Number: 20775
Enlisted: 16 January 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 4 May 1911
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Werribee, Victoria, Australia, 10 August 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria
Plot D. Row A. Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 20775
16 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 1 Service Flying Training School

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Thomas Roy and Mary Ann Hughes of Richmond, Victoria

Husband of Claire Ruby Hughes of Geelong, 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