Frank Louis HURLEY

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HURLEY, Frank Louis

Service Number: 412965
Enlisted: 15 August 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School (Tas)
Born: Macksville, NSW, 10 February 1913
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Cressy, Tasmania, 4 February 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Sec. C11. Grave 60. (GRM/8)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

15 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 412965, No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School (Tas)
4 Feb 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 412965, No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School (Tas), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of William Ivon Hurley and Lucy Cornelia Hurley of Newport, NSW

Frank was killed as a result of a mid-air collision between RAAF Tiger Moth aircraft T5463 & T5486 of Number 7 Elementary Flying Training School at Western Junction near Cressy, Tasmania

The pilot of aircraft T5463 Flying Officer James Edward Scascighini 2350 & his crewman Leading Aircraftman Frank Louis Hurley 412965 were both killed.

The pilot of aircraft T5486 Sergeant Raymond Harry Dean 408038 was also killed but his crewman Sergeant John Henry Rust 408097 survived with some slight injuries from his parachute descent.

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