HEHIR, Robert Joseph

Plane was a Blenheim Z6044 which took off from landing Ground LG 116 near Fuka Egypt to participate in night landing practices. Whilst in training there was an air raid warning and airborne aircraft were ordered to circle and close in. The plane failed to return to base and may have been shot down over the sea. The crew of three were lost.

Last Name
HEHIR
Given Names
Robert Joseph
Service Number
407289
Date of Birth
19/05/1918
Birth Location
Payneham S.A
Enlistment Date
17/08/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 5
Intake Date
19/09/1940
Finish Date
08/03/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
13/06/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
14 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air Ops. Middle East
Date of Death
13/06/1942
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Alamein Memorial Egypt
Medals
AIr Gunners badge 1939-45 Star A/C Europe Defence and War medal
Notes

Plane was a Blenheim Z6044 which took off from landing Ground LG 116 near Fuka Egypt to participate in night landing practices. Whilst in training there was an air raid warning and airborne aircraft were ordered to circle and close in. The plane failed to return to base and may have been shot down over the sea. The crew of three were lost.

Posting on Death
14 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - HEHIR Robert Joseph - Service Number 407289 (memorial_edited-1)
1WAGS - HEHIR Robert Joseph - Service Number 407289 (memorial_edited-1)
1WAGS - HEHIR Robert Joseph - Service Number 407289 (Newspaper_edited-1)
1WAGS - HEHIR Robert Joseph - Service Number 407289 (Photo_edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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