CASS, William Ian

Plane was a Lockheed Hudson A16-101 which was on a night bombing operation over Gasmata Airfield. The aircraft failed to return and crashed onto a coral reef off Gasmata with the four crew lost. Wreckage of the Hudson was found off Gasmata during 1945.

Last Name
CASS
Given Names
William Ian
Service Number
406432
Date of Birth
05/02/1922
Birth Location
Busselton W.A
Enlistment Date
09/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Finish Date
30/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
03/03/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
32 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle New Guinea area
Date of Death
03/03/1942
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Rabaul Memorial Cemetery New Guinea
Notes

Plane was a Lockheed Hudson A16-101 which was on a night bombing operation over Gasmata Airfield. The aircraft failed to return and crashed onto a coral reef off Gasmata with the four crew lost. Wreckage of the Hudson was found off Gasmata during 1945.

Posting on Death
32 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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