HORNE, Cedric Alfred Venner

Previous service 10th Light Horse. Plane was a Beaufort Mark V111 A9-493 which took off from Tadji Airfield for a bombing mission against enemy positions south of Torrecelli Mountains. The aircraft collided mid-air with Beaufort A9-667. Both Beauforts crashed into the sea killing both crews.

Last Name
HORNE
Given Names
Cedric Alfred Venner
Service Number
415733
Date of Birth
02/06/1923
Birth Location
Subiaco W.A
Enlistment Date
31/01/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
28/05/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 26
Intake Date
28/05/1942
Finish Date
16/11/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
02/04/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
100 SQN
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Operations
Flying battle Maprik New Guinea
Date of Death
02/04/1945
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Lae War Cemetery Papua New Guinea
Notes

Previous service 10th Light Horse. Plane was a Beaufort Mark V111 A9-493 which took off from Tadji Airfield for a bombing mission against enemy positions south of Torrecelli Mountains. The aircraft collided mid-air with Beaufort A9-667. Both Beauforts crashed into the sea killing both crews.

Posting on Death
100 Squadron
NAA Status
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Acknowledgements

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