LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Horace Dudley ARMSTRONG

Service No: 442320
Born: Peterborough SA, 23 January 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 June 1943
Unit: No. 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Air Observers School Anson aircraft MG216), 50 kms from Kyancutta SA, 20 April 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace Victor and Marjorie Ellen Armstrong, of Kadina
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1045 hours on 20 April 1944 while Anson MG216 was in straight and level flight at about 3,500 feet, Leading Aircraftman Armstrong jumped from the aircraft while wearing a mae west and harness but no parachute. The aircraft was recovered safely.

The other crew members of MG216 were:

Leading Aircraftman Ronald William Campbell (442566) (Observer Student) Discharged from the RAAF: 16 May 1946
Flight Sergeant Peter Frederick Hinkley (415328) (Pilot) Discharged from the RAAF: 6 May 1945

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 66

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