LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Geoffrey Edward HILLER

Service No: 407075
Born: Glenelg SA, 27 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Landing Ground 102, Sidi Heneish, Libya
Died: Prisoner of War (Injuries from the loss of No. 3 Squadron Tomahawk IIB aircraft AM413 on 26 November 1941), Tobruk area, Libya, 2 December 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Edward and Amanda Elizabeth Marie Hiller. of Glenelg. South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Brother of Pilot Officer John Edward Hiller (407550)

During air operations on 26 November 1941, Tomahawk AM413 was believed shot down in the Sidi Rezegh Tobruk area at about 1615 hours and Sergeant Hillier was injured. He was taken prisoner and died in a German Casualty Clearing station on the 2 December 1941.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/122/89

Bibliography:

Brown, R. (Russell) Desert Warriors Australian P-40 Pilots at War in the Middle East and North Africa 1941-1943, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2000
Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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