LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Alexander John HUNTER

Service No: 437963
Born: Adelaide SA, 12 September 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 April 1943
Unit: No. 82 Squadron, Labuan, Malaysia
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 86 Squadron Mustang aircraft A68-762), Labuan, 29 September 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander Frank and Vera Ella Doreen Hunter, of South Road Estate, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 32, Labuan Memorial, Malaysia
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 29 September 1945, Flight Sergeant Hunter in A68-762 failed to return from an oxygen climb training flight that was part of the Mustang Conversion Course.

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, 127

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1988

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