Flight Sergeant Frederick Archibald WALKER

Service No: 407383
Born: Adelaide SA, 26 March 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940
Unit: No. 6 Squadron, RAAF Station Richmond, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 6 Squadron Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144) Ceduna SA, 17 January 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas William and Isabel Christine Walker; husband of Phyllis Minetta Walker of Goodwood.
Roll of Honour: Goodwood Park SA
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144 crashed on take-off at Ceduna SA on 17 January 1942 while on delivery to No. 14 Squadron at RAAF Station Pearce WA.

Those killed on A16-144 were:

Flight Lieutenant David Burton Bradley (223) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Dow (406714) (Second Pilot)
Squadron Leader Gordon Stanley Laming (84) (Pilot, Supernumerary)
Corporal William Clyde Lindsay (23720) (Wireless Telegraph Operator, Supernumerary)
Flight Sergeant Frederick Archibald Walker (407383) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert William Westcott (401557) (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, 136


Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989

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