HENRY, Raymond Cherrington

Plane was a Lockheed Hudson Mark 11 A16-91 part of a three formation of Hudsons. Two aircraft were shot down by Japanese fighters. The Hudsons managed to bomb two Japanese ships before they crashed. The pilot of A16-91 was the only crew member to escape by parachute and evade capture. Three crew from A16-91 were killed.

Last Name
HENRY
Given Names
Raymond Cherrington
Service Number
416181
Date of Birth
14/01/1921
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
31/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
01/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 13
Intake Date
01/05/1941
Finish Date
20/10/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
11/02/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
6 Base T/ville
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Air operations Gasmata
Date of Death
11/02/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Rabaul [Bita Paka] War Cemetery New Guinea
Notes

Plane was a Lockheed Hudson Mark 11 A16-91 part of a three formation of Hudsons. Two aircraft were shot down by Japanese fighters. The Hudsons managed to bomb two Japanese ships before they crashed. The pilot of A16-91 was the only crew member to escape by parachute and evade capture. Three crew from A16-91 were killed.

Posting on Death
6 B Townsville
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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