HEDGES, Graham John

Plane was a Hudson A16-94 of the No.1 Sqd. RAAF. No. 1 Sqd. was the first squadron ordered into the air to mount sorties against the Japanese invasion fleet in the war in the Pacific. During the 17 sorties flown No. 1 Sqd. lost two Hudsons and three were badly damaged. Hedges plane was shot down crashing into a Japanese landing barge. He and three other RAAF crew were killed.

Last Name
HEDGES
Given Names
Graham John
Service Number
404294
Date of Birth
03/08/1921
Birth Location
Brisbane QLD
Enlistment Date
19/07/1940
Enlistment Location
Brisbane
1Wags Start Date
19/08/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 4
Intake Date
18/08/1940
Finish Date
10/02/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
08/09/1941 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
1 SQN Sem
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. Far East place unknown
Date of Death
08/12/1941
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Singapore Memorial
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star Pacific Star 1939-45 War medal
Notes

Plane was a Hudson A16-94 of the No.1 Sqd. RAAF. No. 1 Sqd. was the first squadron ordered into the air to mount sorties against the Japanese invasion fleet in the war in the Pacific. During the 17 sorties flown No. 1 Sqd. lost two Hudsons and three were badly damaged. Hedges plane was shot down crashing into a Japanese landing barge. He and three other RAAF crew were killed.

Posting on Death
1 Squadron Sembawang
NAA Status
DIGITIZED

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial