LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Frederick Delaney FOX

Service No: 416664
Born: Pegswood, England, 16 September 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 6 Squadron
Died: Air Operations (No. 6 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-205), near Milne Bay, 10 November 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Agnes V. Fox; husband of Aileen Fox, of Magill, South Australia
Roll of Honour: St Peters SA
Remembered: Panel 9, Port Moresby Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 0650 hours on 9 November 1942, Hudson A16-205 crashed into the sea at position 10.32S 150.42E and sank in deep water. One body was later recovered. The cause of this loss is unknown.

The crew members of A16-205 were:

Sergeant Frederick Delaney Fox (416664) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Horace Edward Griffith (414133) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer David Hersey (407172) (Pilot)
Sergeant Henry Alan Stewart (401556) (Observer)

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, 137

Bibliography:

Eather, S. (Steve) Blue Lightning: the story of 6 Squadron 1917-2005, Australian Military History Publications Loftus NSW 2232, 2007
Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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