Sergeant Peter Kimber PUGH

Service No: 416700
Born: Murray Bridge SA, 6 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-28), Bass Strait, 12 September 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Angelo Victor and Millicent May Pugh, of Murray Bridge, South Australia. Diploma Agric. (Roseworthy)
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Brother of Warrant Officer John Halstead Pugh (416998)

On an operational exercise on 12 September 1942, Beaufort A9-28 went missing in Bass Strait between Bairnsdale and Flinders Island sometime between 0619 and 1419 hours. The crew members of A9-28 were:

Sergeant Andrew Basil Barton (403304) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Allan Cuthill (10693) (Observer)
Sergeant Patrick John Healy (416672) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Peter Kimber Pugh (416700) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 241


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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