LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Graham Stanley JAMES

Service No: 416260
Born: Kersbrook SA, 1 March 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Horn Island QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-162), Hinchinbrook Island QLD, 5 May 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Tully Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stanley Marden James and Elfreda Laura James, of Kersbrook, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

After a long patrol in the Coral Sea, A16-162 crash landed on a beach near Cardwell as the result of engine problems and Sergeant James was killed. The crew members of A16-162 were:

Sergeant James William East (405301) Discharged from the RAAF: 3 January 1946
Sergeant Geoffrey Eric Fletcher (416253) Discharged from the RAAF: 1 June 1945
Sergeant Graham Stanley James (416260)
Sergeant Alwyn Ruta Samuel (405113) (Pilot) Discharged from the RAAF: 1 December 1944

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 A705, 163/126/92

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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