BUTLER, Joseph Gipson

Plane was a Hudson A16-197 which crashed near Millimgimbie, near Darwin Australia. An explosion was heard soon after take off and the plane crashed into trees. It is believed there was a mid-air collision of two Lockheed Hudson's A16-197 and A16-183. Ten crew were killed from the two planes.

Last Name
BUTLER
Given Names
Joseph Gipson
Service Number
408820
Date of Birth
27/04/1919
Birth Location
Tallangatta VIC.
Enlistment Date
23/05/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
24/07/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 16
Intake Date
24/07/1941
Finish Date
02/05/1942
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
20/04/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
55 0BU
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Air ops. Millingimbi, Australia
Date of Death
20/04/1943
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Adelaide River War Cemetery Northern Territory Memorial
Notes

Plane was a Hudson A16-197 which crashed near Millimgimbie, near Darwin Australia. An explosion was heard soon after take off and the plane crashed into trees. It is believed there was a mid-air collision of two Lockheed Hudson's A16-197 and A16-183. Ten crew were killed from the two planes.

Posting on Death
55 Operational base unit
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Butler Joseph Gipson - Service Number 408820 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs