George Campbell HUGHES


HUGHES, George Campbell

Service Number: 665
Enlisted: 8 January 1940, 3 Service Flying Training School, Amberley
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 10 April 1918
Home Town: Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Amberley, Queensland, Australia, 30 July 1941, aged 23 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 Flying Officer, SN 665
8 Jan 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircrew Training Units, 3 Service Flying Training School, Amberley

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Edward and Isabella Maud Hughes of Ivanhoe, Victoria

Avro Anson R3553 of Number 3 Service Flying Training School crashed at Amberley Aerodrome in Queensland whilst night flying (0030 hrs), the aircraft hit trees on the boundary of the aerodrome during approach. Killed were: Leading Aircraftman Hawtrey Montague White 416010 & Flying Officer George Campbell Hughes 665

Both airmen are commemorated on a Memorial Plaque at RAAF Base Amberley