FO. Hugh John McCulloch, RAAF 410698

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  F/O Hugh John McCulloch, RAAF 410698 was aged  26 when he died.

He was the son of Albert John and Olive Elizabeth McCulloch  and husband of Mary McCulloch of Elsterwick, Victoria,, Australia.

His grave reference in the Durnbach War cemetery is 5.J.4.

 

From the Australian War Memorial web site

Place made: Australia: Northern Territory, Hughes Airstrip (NT)
Date made: 11 March, 1943
Summary: Aircrew from No. 2 (Hudson) Squadron RAAF moving past one of their aircraft. Left to right: 8966 Sergeant (Sgt, later Flight Sergeant [Flt Sgt]) Kenneth Gordon Keech of Melbourne, Vic: 412185 Sgt (later Flt Sgt) Patrick Reen of Casino, NSW: 404989 Sgt (later Pilot Officer [PO]) Ronald Ryan of Brisbane, Qld: 410698 Flying Officer (FO) Hugh McCulloch of Perth, WA: and 408811 FO Ralph R James of Shepparton, Vic. Flt Sgts Keech and Reen, and PO Ryan and FO James were all killed on 28 April, 1943 while serving with RAAF in the Darwin region and are listed on the Ambon memorial in the Netherland East Indies. FO McCulloch was killed whilst on operations with RAF 207 Squadron over Germany on 28 August, 1943.

 

Name: McCULLOCH, HUGH JOHN
Initials: H J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 26
Date of Death: 28/08/1943
Service No: 410698
Additional information: Son of Albert John and Olive Elizabeth McCulloch; husband of Marjorie Mary McCulloch, of Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia. B.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. J. 4.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY

 

 

Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

 

Steve Elsden 2009

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