James Gavin HYLTON

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HYLTON, James Gavin

Service Number: 416072
Enlisted: 31 March 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Burma, 12 March 1922
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, 31 May 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Bundaberg General Cemetery, Queensland
Plot A. Row D. Grave 4
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 416072
31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
31 May 1943: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 416072, No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Beaufort A9-285 of Number 32 Squadron crashed near Bundaberg killing all crew on board:

Flying Officer Denis Kinloch Whishaw 408222 (pilot) - Son of Denis and Mary Kinloch Whishaw of Carrick, Tasmania

Flying Officer Robert Chester Brabham 407998 (observer) - Son of Robert Mather Brabham and Mary Agnes Brabham of Kensington, SA

Pilot Officer James Gavin Hylton 416072 - Son of James Roy and Lyda Patricia Hylton of Fimiston, WA

Pilot Officer Leonard Henry Peart 416063 (WAGS) - Son of Isaac and Edith Jane Peart & Husband of Kathleen Grace Peart of Murray Bridge, SA

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