No. 9 SQUADRON
ASSOCIATION INC
9SQN 1940
101 Fleet Co-operation Flight
9SQN 1963

DEBT OF HONOUR REGISTER

The 'CASUALTIES' segment of this register honours the memory of those unit members and personnel from other armed forces assigned for duty who perished during service with No. 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight or No. 9 Squadron, also others whose death resulted from involvement in unit related operations. The cause of death may differ from some historical records, which tend to generalize statistics into categories. 'THE PASSING PARADE' segment commemorates other personnel who served with No. 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight or No. 9 Squadron but were not casualties resulting from involvement in unit operations.

CASUALTIES

The following personnel perished in circumstances related to No. 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight or No. 9 Squadron operations. Entries are arranged in date sequence of events corresponding to the loss of life.

Service details Died/Age Event
Leading Telegraphist
Donald McGOWAN,
RAN, Telegraphist Air Gunner,
19 Mar 30 Flying Accident During Operations - Norfolk Bay, Tasmania.
The aircraft inadvertently entered a spin at 6,000 feet while spotting for naval gunfire in atrocious weather conditions. There was no recognized spin recovery technique and the amphibian spun into the water. The seriously injured Pilot and Observer were recovered but the Telegraphist Air Gunner became wedged in the rear of the fuselage and drowned. He was the first RAN naval aviator killed during service.
119, Flight Lieutenant
George John Isaiah CLARKE,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
25 Sep 40 Enemy Action - Dakar, Senegal, West Africa
Royal Navy warships and HMAS Australia were engaging Vichy French warships located in Dakar harbour. A 9 Squadron Walrus borrowed from the Royal Navy was spotting for naval gunfire when engaged by 3 Vichy French fighter aircraft. 2 aircrew were seen to unsuccessfully bale out before the aircraft crashed into the sea.
Lieutenant Commander
Francis Kevin FOGARTY,
RAN, Observer,
25 Sep 40 Enemy Action - Dakar, Senegal, West Africa
Petty Officer Telegraphist
Colin Kenneth BUNNETT,
RAN, Telegraphist Air Gunner,
25 Sep 40 Enemy Action - Dakar, Senegal, West Africa.
Lieutenant
John James HOATH,
Royal Navy, Pilot,
06 Apr 41 Flying Accident During Operations - Tasman Sea, Wellington, NZ.
HMAS Australia and Hobart were en route to Wellington to meet convoy US10. A2-24 crashed into the sea and sank after leaving Australia's catapult, this being the only recorded catapult failure. Hobart's Seagull alighted nearby and recovered the injured Observer and Telegraphist Air Gunner. The Royal Navy Pilot was declared missing presumed dead. He had been loaned to the ship pending the arrival of a RAAF pilot to replace Flight Lieutenant Clarke, who was killed at Dakar.
407000, Flying Officer
Raymond Barker BARREY,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay, WA.
HMAS Sydney was en route to Fremantle from the Sunda Strait when she unexpectedly encountered the disguised German Raider Kormoran posing as a Dutch merchant ship about 150 nautical miles southwest of Carnarvon WA. According to German survivors, Sydney was not ready for battle with turrets not trained or torpedo tubes manned and came within point blank range broadside to Kormoran at about 900 metres.
Around 1730 when challenged to display code, Kormoran engaged Sydney with intense fire quickly knocking out the bridge, director tower and engine room. Kormorans 5th salvo shot the 9 Squadron Walrus, as the propeller was turning. Sydney managed some return fire disabling Kormorans engines, but was pulverized at close range by some 550 rounds of 5.9 inch shells fired by Kormoran during the engagement, which lasted about one hour.
Kormoran was abandoned at 2330 hours, her large cargo of about 200 mines detonating around 30 minutes later and sinking the ship. There was nothing indicating Sydney remained afloat after occasional flickerings of light had ceased. 635 Officers and Ratings, 6 RAAF and 4 civilians were all listed as missing presumed dead. HMAS Sydney has been located.
Lieutenant Commander
Jack Cawston BACON,
Royal Navy, Observer,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay, WA.
Telegraphist
William Sidney FIBBENS,
RAN, Telegraphist Air Gunner,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay, WA.
3967, Sergeant
Sidney MARLEY,
RAAF, Fitter 2E, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay, WA.
7143, Corporal
Arthur John CLARKE,
RAAF, Fitter Armourer, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay - WA.
9347, Corporal
Roy Ebenezer FOSTER,
RAAF, Fitter 2A, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay, WA.
15452, Leading Aircraftman
Richard DODDS,
RAAF, Fitter 2A, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay, WA.
35338, Leading Aircraftman
Keith HOMARD,
RAAF, Photographer, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
20 Nov 41 Enemy Action - Sinking of HMAS Sydney by the German Raider Kormoran near Shark Bay, WA.
407009, Flying Officer
Edward James ROWAN,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
19 Feb 42 Flying Accident During Operations Fiji, Pacific Ocean
The aircraft was carrying out outer submarine patrol at sea. On approach to land, the aircraft struck the stern of the ship, caught fire and sank very quickly. The Observer and Telegraphist Air Gunner managed to escape from the wreck but the Pilot had been killed.
Lieutenant
Neville David McWILLIAM,
RAN, Observer,
01 Mar 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait, Java, Netherlands East Indies.
Rabaul was invaded by Japanese forces on 23 January 1942 and Singapore fell on 15 February 1942. The Netherlands East Indies were threatened and an international force of American, British, Dutch and Australian warships, including HMAS Hobart and Perth, was scraped together in an attempt to stop the Japanese advance.
This allied force was severely mauled in the Battle of the Java Sea on 27 February 1942. USS Houston and HMAS Perth tried to break out of the archipelago to the Indian Ocean through the Sunda Strait and encountered a Japanese invasion force at Bantam Bay, Java covered by a widely dispersed force of cruisers and destroyers.
Houston and Perth immediately charged the exposed transports, which were protected at first by a lone Japanese destroyer. The Allied cruisers were quickly mobbed by the various converging Japanese warships, which fired an unprecedented eighty-seven torpedoes at the two unexpected interlopers. Hit by gunfire and torpedoes, they both were both sunk in relatively short order although perhaps not before at least damaging up to 15 enemy ships.
Perth's total complement was 681; 353 were lost in action, 4 died ashore and 324 were captured. 106 died whilst prisoners of war, 53 of them on the infamous Burma-Siam railway. The 9 Squadron detachment Observer and 3 maintenance personnel were killed; the Pilot and 2 other members were captured with one dying in captivity.
3635, Sergeant
Harold SPARKS,
RAAF, Fitter 2E, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
01 Mar 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait, Java, Netherlands East Indies.
9358, Corporal
Colin Archibald NOTT,
RAAF, Fitter 2A, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
01 Mar 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait, Java, Netherlands East Indies.
9030, Corporal
Phillip Ernest WILL,
RAAF, Fitter 2A, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
01 Mar 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait, Java, Netherlands East Indies.
40613, Leading Aircraftman
Ernest George TOE,
RAAF, Clerk (Stores), No. 9(FC) Squadron,
01 Mar 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait, Java, Netherlands East Indies.
(LAC Toe died in captivity on 14 Sep 44)
411376, Sergeant
Thomas Frederick PICKERING,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
05 Mar 42 Flying Accident Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, NSW
The Seagull crashed on landing at Rathmines killing the Pilot. A Flight Mechanic passenger was injured and hospitalized. The body of the Pilot was not recovered until some days later.
18590, Sergeant
David Beaufort GROUT,
RAAF, Observer, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
22 May 42 Flying Training Accident Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, NSW
The Seagull crashed while landing during a first night solo flight on type. The Observer was trapped in the wreckage and his body recovered when the aircraft was brought ashore.
260818, Flight Lieutenant
Duncan John MURCHISON,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
09 Aug 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Canberra in the Battle of Savo Island, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
On 7 August 1942, a powerful fleet of 48 allied warships had assembled to support the invasion of the Solomon Islands by 16,000 US Marines; this naval force including HMAS Australia, Canberra, Hobart, with 9 Squadron Seagull detachments embarked. The invaders landed soon after dawn that day, achieving complete surprise at Guadalcanal and strong opposition at nearby Tulagi Island was soon crushed.
The Japanese reacted immediately despatching the 7th Fleet from Rabaul at 1630 hours, with 7 cruisers and a destroyer aiming to carry out a night attack on allied ships between Guadalcanal and Tulagi on the night of 9 August. Incredibly, the sole sighting of this approaching enemy force by a RAAF Catalina, was not passed on to Allied leaders.
The Americans had split the naval force into 3 groups to patrol the southern channel and either side of Savo Island. HMAS Canberra was paired with USS Chicago guarding the southern channel. At 0143 hours on 9 August, Japanese float planes began dropping flares, illuminating Chicago and Canberra, which was presumed to be friendly force activity by those on board these ships and the distant northern force elements.
The Japanese warships engaged the Chicago and Canberra, killing the Chief Gunnery Officer and badly wounding the Captain, also knocking out both boiler rooms and with them, the ships power. As she slid to a halt, Canberras big guns were already useless. Several shells passed right through the hull and seawater began pouring into the ship. Canberra was deliberately sunk the day following the Battle of Savo. 84 men perished on HMAS Canberra or would later die of wounds. Five of seven 9 Squadron detachment members were killed.
HMAS Australia and Hobart were not involved in the Battle of Savo, although Hobart witnessed the glow of battle from a distance. Both ships participated in the hard fought Guadalcanal campaign until 3 September 1942, when they were redeployed to Brisbane.
21237, Corporal
Joseph Kenneth CROFT,
RAAF, Fitter 2E, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
09 Aug 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Canberra in the Battle of Savo Island
20914, Corporal
James Ronald Kenneth McCORMACK,
RAAF, Fitter 2A, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
09 Aug 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Canberra in the Battle of Savo Island
60224, Leading Aircraftman
Geoffrey George CHAPMAN,
RAAF, Photographer, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
09 Aug 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Canberra in the Battle of Savo Island
20243, Leading Aircraftman
Victor Ronald EGGINTON,
RAAF, Fitter Armourer, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
09 Aug 42 Enemy Action Sinking of HMAS Canberra in the Battle of Savo Island
407173, Flight Lieutenant
Donald Jack HOOKINGS,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
08 Feb 43 Flying Training Accident Stone Island, Bowen, Qld
The aircraft crashed into the sea during dive bombing practice in poor weather. Bodies were not recovered for 3 days due to violent weather.
Lieutenant
John Henry McWHAE,
Royal Navy, Pilot,
08 Feb 43 Flying Training Accident Stone Island, Bowen, Qld
401320, Pilot Officer
Edward Charles Sherwood SELLER,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9(FC) Squadron,
08 Feb 43 Flying Training Accident Stone Island, Bowen, Qld
2787344, Private
David John Elkington FISHER,
Special Air Service Regiment, 3 Squadron,
27 Sep 69 Flying Accident During Enemy Engagement Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam
A 5 man SAS patrol had a series of sharp contacts with strong groups of enemy and called for helicopter extraction. Response was prompt but flight time to the location enabled the enemy to close with the patrol, necessitating a rope extraction through jungle.
While still engaging the opposition, the patrol clipped their hastily created Swiss Seat karabiner rings to 150 foot long ropes dropped by the recovery Iroquois and were slowly lifted vertically through the canopy. At about 100 feet above the trees, one member was seen to separate from his rope and disappear into the jungle. It was thought he incorrectly connected a dropped rope to his karabiner ring while under pressure during the fire-fight. Ground searches were conducted over 6 days but he was never located.

A317006, Leading Aircraftman
Duncan Glen McNAIR,
RAAF, Crewman, No. 9 Squadron,
20 Jul 70 Flying Accident During Operations Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
Albatross 01 crashed and burned during operations on 03 July 1970. All 4 crew were recovered and hospitalized suffering from severe burns and shock. The Crewman was subsequently transferred to Saigon when his condition deteriorated. His wife was flown up from Australia and he subsequently died on 20 July 1970.
219663, Trooper
David Gerard DOYLE,
Royal Australian Armoured Corps, Driver/Signalman, B Squadron, 3 Cavalry Regiment,
31 Jul 70 Flying Accident During Operations Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
Albatross 03 was conducting a logistic support mission to B Squadron, 3 Cavalry Regiment and landed unavoidably very close to an armoured personnel carrier. The Driver/Signalman emerged through a hatch on top of the vehicle and was struck by the Iroquois rotor blade when he jumped to the ground.
A119739, Aircraftman
Peter James SHERIFF,
RAAF, Gunner, No. 9 Squadron,
08 Jan 71 Post-Flying Accident Vung Tau Airfield, South Vietnam
A weapon that had not been cleared discharged when being unloaded from a 9 Squadron aircraft in the revetments at Vung Tau airfield. A Gunner was accidentally shot and killed.
O118325, Pilot Officer
Ronald William BETTS,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9 Squadron,
20 Mar 71 Enemy Action Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
Early afternoon, the Bushrangers were called to support 2 Platoon, C20 Company, 3RAR. The platoon Commander and Signaller were both wounded and became separated from the main group, which had run out of smoke grenades for position marking. The ground situation was very confused and the enemy location was misidentified to the Bushrangers by the platoon. Bushranger 71 descended to tree top height to drop more smoke grenades and inadvertently overflew the enemy position at low airspeed, being hit numerous times by groundfire. The Co-pilot was hit in the head, mortally wounded and subsequently died after being evacuated to hospital.
A111550, Leading Aircraftman
Alan Clarence BLOXSOM,
RAAF, Crewman, No. 9 Squadron,
31 Mar 71 Enemy Action Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam

Squadron aircraft were involved in supporting A and V Companies of 3RAR engaged with enemy forces throughout the day and night. V Company suffered casualties virtually exhausting ammunition. Albatross Dustoff 1 attempted casevac under Bushranger suppressive fire but took enemy groundfire wounding the Crewman. Albatross 04 then resupplied a beleaguered platoon with ammunition. Bushranger 73 took hits in the fuel tank and was forced to return to Nui Dat. An Australian Army Sioux helicopter was shot down during the action and US Army Gunships also provided fire support. The Crewman from Albatross Dustoff 1 was evacuated to hospital where he died from wounds.


Captain
Bernard ALBERTSON,
US Special Forces, Advisor,
17 Apr 71 Enemy Action Long Hai Mountains, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
A 50 man Vietnamese Regional Forces group operating in the forbidding Long Hai mountains suffered casualties in a mine explosion, one member losing both legs below the knees. A US Special Forces Advisor and an Australian Army Training Team member were with the group. Albatross Dustoff 1 arrived on scene with Bushranger support to evacuate casualties and hovered among rocks for winching. The aircraft was engaged by enemy groundfire with the legless casualty suspended in a stokes litter. Despite determined return fire from the aircraft Gunner, multiple hits caused the engine to fail and the aircraft fell onto those immediately beneath among the rocks, rolling on its starboard side and bursting into flame.
The US and Australian Advisors were killed, but the legless casualty managed to drag himself clear of the burning aircraft. The 4 aircrew managed to vacate the wreck, although were unable to recover an Army medic on board who had become trapped, despite valiant efforts of the Crewman to save him. The shocked crew sheltered among rocks while a fire-fight continued and were eventually evacuated around dusk. The Co pilot suffered serious burns but the rest were in satisfactory condition.
The Crewman was awarded the British Empire Medal for Gallantry, the only such award made to an Australian in Vietnam.
19983, Corporal
Thomas Douglas BLACKHURST,
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, Advisor,
17 Apr 71 Enemy Action Long Hai Mountains, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
3170244, Lance Corporal
John Francis GILLESPIE,
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Aircraft Medic,, 8 Field Ambulance,
17 Apr 71 Enemy Action Long Hai Mountains, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam

O316996, Flight Lieutenant
Everitt Murray (Lofty) LANCE,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9 Squadron,
07 Jun 71 Flying Accident During Enemy Engagement Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
The Squadron was providing Gunship, ammunition resupply and casevac support for Bravo Company, 3RAR and 1 Armoured Regiment Centurion tanks who were engaged in an enemy bunker system. During an ammunition resupply, Albatross 06 crashed into trees killing the Captain and Gunner with the Co-pilot and Crewman injured. Casevac was attempted but had to be aborted due to intense enemy fire. Under continuous fire from Bushrangers and US Army Gunships, Bravo Company was resupplied with ammunition and the aircrew casualties were evacuated. The Bushrangers were continuously involved engaging the enemy throughout the day and other Squadron aircraft evacuated 25 wounded and injured, all but 3 being battle casualties.
A317809, Corporal
David John DUBBER,
RAAF, ADG Gunner, No. 9 Squadron,
07 Jun 71 Flying Accident During Enemy Engagement Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam

O46085, Flight Lieutenant
Reginald Frederick VAN LEUVEN,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9 Squadron,
11 Jan 74 Flying Accident Stanthorpe, Qld
While in transit from Amberley to the Narrabri, NSW area for flood relief operations, the aircraft suffered a mechanical failure and attempted a forced landing, impacting the ground at high speed. A Crewman was thrown out of the aircraft and died at the scene. 2 Pilots suffered major trauma to their legs, the aircraft Captain dying from effects of these injuries.
A113099, Sergeant
Peter VIDLER,
RAAF, Crewman, No. 9 Squadron,
11 Jan 74 Flying Accident Stanthorpe, Qld

O120600, Flight Lieutenant
Ralph Nigel Keith TAYLOR,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9 Squadron,
29 Jul 77 Flying Accident During Survey Operations, Baliem Valley, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

O52901, Wing Commander
Peter William MAHOOD, DSO
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9 Squadron,
25 Nov 78 Flying Accident El Alamein Army Camp, Port Augusta, SA
A detachment of 8 aircraft was deployed to the El Alamein Army camp near Port Augusta for day and night air mobility training with 3 Battalion, RAR. Night exercises were being conducted with aircraft returning to base in pairs around midnight. The last pair overflew the camp and entered a descending turn preceding landing. The lead aircraft struck a ridgeline about 2 kilometres from the camp, exploded and disintegrated, killing all 5 on board.
O230093, Pilot Officer
Paul Thomas MASON,
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9 Squadron,
25 Nov 78 Flying Accident El Alamein Army Camp, Port Augusta, SA
A61426, Sergeant
Paul Patrick GALLAGHER,
RAAF, Flight Fitter 'A', No. 9 Squadron,
25 Nov 78 Flying Accident El Alamein Army Camp, Port Augusta, SA
A316726, Sergeant
Steve Gordon MILSTED,
RAAF, Crewman, No. 9 Squadron,
25 Nov 78 Flying Accident El Alamein Army Camp, Port Augusta, SA
A46754, Corporal
Barry Raymond JOHNS,
RAAF, Flight Fitter 'B', No. 9 Squadron,
25 Nov 78 Flying Accident El Alamein Army Camp, Port Augusta, SA

THE PASSING PARADE

The following personnel served with No. 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight or No. 9 Squadron and were not casualties resulting from involvement in unit operations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order with latest additions being foremost for 180 days.

Service details Died/Age Event
A314994, CPL
George Alexander Edwards, DFM
RAAF, ADG Crewman, 9 SQN,

A318123, LAC
Christopher John Flinn,
RAAF, ADG Crewman, 9 SQN,

A46066,
Douglas William Bunker,
RAAF, 9 Sqn,

A222996,
Allan Costello,
RAAF, 9 SQN,


Kay Ellis,
RAAF, Air Trafic Controller, 9 SQN,

A57716,
Ian Douglas Britton,
RAAF, 9 SQN,

A218809,
Fredrick Arthur Mascord,
RAAF, 9 SQN,


Brian Senn,
RAAF, GD Pilot (NZ), 9 SQN,

O43855, FLG Off
Arnold Feederick Fox,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,

A117528, LAC
William Joseph Hazel,
RAAF, 9 SQN,

A55947, AC
Leonard Allison Priest,
RAAF, RAD Tech, 9 SQN,

O37553, FLT LT
Geoffrey A Banfield, MID
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,

A45221, CPL
John Ryan Beattie,
RAAF, RAD Tech, 9 SQN,

A315343, CPL
Charles Ian Bryant, DSM
RAAF, Elect Fitt, 9 SQN,

A15430, SGT
William Edward Clark,
RAAF, AC Metal Worker, 9 SQN,

A33740, SGT
Edward George Coffee,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,

A2432, SGT
Walter Robert Convery,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,

A217276, SGT
George Alfred Crawley,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,

O42648, SQN LDR
John Henry Dahlitz,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,

O224292, FLT LT
Colin Grindley,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,

A17063, CPL
Neville Leslie Hackett,
RAAF, SD Equip, 9 SQN,

A116942, CPL
William Keith Givson Handover,
RAAF, GEN HAND, 9 SQN,

A210171, WOFF
Herbert Bruce Harris,
RAAF, WO Eng, 9 SQN,

A22416, SGT
Herbert Frank Haywood,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 Sqn,

A41008, SGT
Dean Murray Hentschke,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9SQN,

A16846, CPL
Donald Charles Hill,
RAAF, Inst Fitt, 9SQN,

A22945, FSGT
Albert Hendry Hoy,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 Sqn,

A222317, LAC
Peter Robert Jones,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9SQN,

A12037, LAC
Keith Gregory Kenafacke,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9SQN,

A224446,
Geoffrey Ronald King,
RAAF, 9SQN,

A222023, LAC
Gaetano La Grasta,
RAAF, Cook Assist, 9SQN,
19 Jun 67
O51626, FLT LT
Robert Max Hayes, MID
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 Sqn,
17 Jul 69
O221384, FLG Off
Peter William Davies, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
11 Aug 70
A11204, FSGT
Arthur Edgar Crispe,
RAAF, Elect Fitt, 9 SQN,
07 Jun 71
A56013, CPL
Kenneth Percival Doyle,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
20 Mar 72
A210686, WOFF
Frederick Arthur James,
RAAF, WO ENG, 9SQN,
28 Mar 74
A22487, CPL
Donald James Burgess,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
12 Oct 75
A14405, SGT
Phillip Harold Hodge,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 Sqn,
10 Jul 76
A1987, SGT
Ian William Grimes,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
28 Jul 79
A34528, CPL
Douglas Frederick Bowie,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
16 Mar 80
O32764, SQN LDR
Ronald James Crimmins, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
02 Jan 81
O317786, PLT OFF
Derek John Knights,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9SQN,
21 Aug 81
A16433, CPL
Ronald Joseph Delvin,
RAAF, Inst Fitt, 9 SQN,
24 Apr 82
Lieutenant Colonel
Jeno (Jack) ALTORJAY, MID
Royal Australian Armoured Corps, Ground Liaison Officer, 67 Ground Liaison Section,
31 Aug 82 Civilair Accident
Cessna 205 in the vicinity of Mt Bartle Frere, North Queensland. Aircraft travelled from Mount Isa to Atherton Tablelands, and was lost in the late afternoon. All on board are missing, John ALTORJAY (Son), Amanda (Grand daughter), David John (Grandson) and Colin FERRIS (pilot).
A222026, LAC
Ian Graham Bradford,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
29 Jan 84

Died whilst on patrol with NT Police near Darwin Harbour.

A17212, Cp
Ronald Edmond Barcham,
RAAF, Clerk Admin, 9 SQN,
14 Jun 84
A220968, LAC
Martin John Blayney,
RAAF, MT Driver, 9 SQN,
10 Oct 85
A316760, LAC
Peter Robert Barnes,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
01 Jan 91
A317550, LAC
Robin Michael Giddings,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
06 Apr 91
A25012, SGT
Garry William Clavan,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
25 Nov 94
A32932, CPL
William Rex Harrington, AFM
RAAF, Eng Fitt Crewman, 9 SQN,
10 Aug 97
O216731, SQN LDR
James Henry Cox, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
10 Oct 97
A22709, FSGT
Harold W Blakey,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
13 Oct 97
A119430, LAC
Gregory Leonard Harrop,
RAAF, ADG Crewman, 9 SQN,
28 Jun 98
A219166, CPL
James Alfred Hensby,
RAAF, Supplier, 9SQN,
23 Sep 99
A44238, CPL
Martin Jeffrey Nicholls,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 sqn,
07 Jul 00
O214552, Squadron Leader
William John (Bill) SHEPHERD, MID, QCVSA
RAAF, Pilot, No. 9 Squadron,
05 Sep 01 Illness
Bill had a cancer affected kidney removed some years before his death and led a reasonably normal life until further effects of the disease caused a sudden deterioration in health.
A24642, SGT
Albert Roy Clifford,
RAAF, Clerk Supply, 9 Sqn,
16 Jun 05
O218083, FLT LT
Francis Leo Clough, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
28 Jun 05
A35713, SGT
Robert Curnow,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
27 Aug 05
O221397, FLG Off
David Charles Freedman,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
15 Dec 05
A321659, SGT
Jeffery Eden Hollis,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 Sqn,
04 Jan 06
A110944, LAC
Robert Hogan,
RAAF, Elect Fitt, 9SQN,
10 Mar 06
A224399, LAC
Ian Clifford Lay,
RAAF, Elect Fitt, 9 Sqn,
10 Mar 06
A317922, LAC
Trevor Lawrence Hamill, DFM
RAAF, ADG Gunner, 9 Sqn,
22 Jun 06
A219943, LAC
Jeremiah Cleary,
RAAF, Clerk Supply, 9 Sqn,
26 Jun 06
O12206, Flt Lt
Neville Colin Wallis, MBE
RAAF, GD AEO, 9 Sqn,
02 Jul 06
A224446, CPL
Geoffrey King,
RAAF, Clerk Supply, 9 Sqn,
03 Jul 06
O52449, Sqn LDR
Henry Sainsbury Rees,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 Sqn,
15 Aug 06
A44788, LAC
Peter Robert Amos,
RAAF, Print Mach, 9 Sqn,
10 Oct 06
O113661, Plt Off
Ian George Harvey,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 Sqn,
28 Oct 06
A46066, LAC
Douglas William Bunker,
RAAF, RAD Tech, 9 SQN,
10 Nov 06
A57800, LAC
Rowland George Ferry,
RAAF, ADG Crewman, 9 SQN,
17 Dec 06
A57800, Leading Aircraftman
Roland George (Fred) FERRY,
RAAF, Airfield Defence Guard, Helicopter Crewman, No. 9 Squadron,
17 Dec 06 By Self.
Fred tragically took his own life at his rural property home at Nyabing WA. Surviving family are widow Janet, son Robbie and two daughters Sandra and Melissa and 3 grandchildren.
A25884, SGT
Daniel John Graham,
RAAF, AC Metal Worker, 9 Sqn,
20 Dec 06
A117425, LAC
William Angus McPhail,
RAAF, ADG Gunner, 9 Sqn,
25 Mar 07
A19098, CPL
Brian Mahon Raby,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 Sqn,
18 Jun 07
O217663, Sqn LDR
Stanley Clark, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 Sqn,
30 Jun 07
A55714, CPL
Raymond Charles Chandler, MID
RAAF, AC Metal Worker, 9 SQN,
10 Oct 07
A22840, SGT
Raymond Bede Donohoe,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
01 Dec 07
O316899, FLT LT
Frank Joseph Korbl,
RAAF, SD Equip, 9SQN,
12 Apr 08
O12206, SQN LDR
Thomas Ward, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
16 Jun 08
A24877, SGT
Cecil Malcolm Godwin,
RAAF, MT Fitt, 9 SQN,
08 Aug 08
O39642, Flt Lt
Clifford Mitchell Dohle, MID, DSO
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
02 Feb 09
A56750, LAC
Peter Westley Hewett,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
07 Mar 09
A112514, LAC
Joseph Peter Vellacott,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
25 May 09
A18531, SGT
Darryl Francis Dimmock,
RAAF, AF FITT, 9 SQN,
28 May 09
O217987, SQN LDR
Clive Francis Cotter,
RAAF, ENG AERO, 9SQN,
10 Jul 09
O316851, FLT LT
James Arthur Thompson Lowe,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9SQN,
23 Aug 09
A313955, CPL
Joseph Alan Jones,
RAAF, Surf Fin, 9SQN,
14 Nov 09
A17604, CPL
Terrance Vale,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
25 Nov 09
O37568, WGCDR
Roy Walter (Nugget) Hibben, DSO
RAAF, CD Pilot, 9SQN,
03 Oct 10
O212791, FLT LT
Rex Robert Budd, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
05 Nov 10
O24072, Flt Lt
Donald Foley,
RAAF, SD Equip, 9 SQN,
12 Jan 11
A56916, LAC
Gary Lincoln Jones, AFM
RAAF, ARM Fitt Crewman, 9 SQN,
21 Feb 11
O118070, PLT Off
Geoffrey Raymond Farrell,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
28 Mar 11
A61413, LAC
Charlie William Walford,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
24 Apr 11
O2315, LT (RAN)
Anthony Arthur Hill, MID
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9SQN,
01 May 11
A223439, LAC
Carl Anthony Adamson,
RAAF, Clerk Supply, 9 SQN,
05 May 11
A57774, LAC
Alan George Bielby,
RAAF, ARM Fitt Crewman, 9 SQN,
12 Aug 11
A57753, LAC
William James Crouch,
RAAF, eng Fitt Crewman, 9 SQN,
15 Feb 12
A55524, CPL
Geoffrey Buckham,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
14 Mar 12
A110839, LAC
Dennis Wayne Young,
RAAF, ECuip Assist, 9 SQN,
10 May 12
A913926, LAC
Rex Andrews,
RAAF, RAD Tech, 9 SQN,
23 Aug 12
A317373, LAC
Peter Michael Haviland,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
23 Nov 12
O217343, SQN LDR
Eugene Konashenko,
RAAF, SD Equip, 9 SQN,
28 Nov 12
A220788, CPL
John desmond Coughlan, CGM
RAAF, Inst fitter Crewman, 9 SQN,
11 Apr 13
A216954, SGT
Graeme Charles Wilson,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
12 May 13
A44080, CPl
Donald John Turner,
RAAF, AF FITT, 9 SQN,
23 Jun 13
A43592, LAC
Robin Francis Gee,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
06 Aug 13
A224389, LAC
Allan John Collett,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
08 Sep 13
A13487, FSGT
Charles (Tom) Foley,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
09 Sep 13
A25672, CPL
Donald Charles Wynn,
RAAF, AF Fitt, 9 SQN,
15 Jan 14
O32495, FLT LT
John Taylor Payne,
RAAF, ARM ENG, 9 SQN,
23 Mar 14
O119113, FLG Off
Rhys Northwood James, MID
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
25 Apr 14
O11353, AIR CDRE
Neville Patrick (Sir) McNamara, CBE, AO, AFC, AE
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
07 May 14
A32040, WOFF
Leonard John (Mick) Adams,
RAAF, WO Eng, 9 SQN,
25 Dec 14
A45469, LAC
Alan Percival Sewll,
RAAF, eng Fitt Crewman, 9 SQN,
20 Feb 15
A24168, FSGT
Owen Vincent Cook, MID
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
14 Jul 15
A223081, LAC
Colin Russell Hendy,
RAAF, Eng Fitt Crewman, 9 Sqn,
06 Nov 15
O46673, PLT Off
Gary Edward Dunbar,
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
24 Nov 15
A118465, LAC
Jeffrey Denis Krebs,
RAAF, ADG Gunner, 9SQN,
10 Dec 15
A211438, SGT
Gregory Stewart Love, MID
RAAF, Photo (Crewman), 9 Sqn,
31 Jan 16
A18461, CPL
Rodney Paul Goleby,
RAAF, ENG Fitt, 9 SQN,
14 Feb 16
A221939, LAC
Wayne Douglas Darcy,
RAAF, Elect Fitt, 9 SQN,
15 Feb 16
A111642, LAC
Monty Alexander Jesinowski,
RAAF, Eng Fitt Crewman, 9SQN,
12 Mar 16
A18836, CPL
Vincent Charles Brooker,
RAAF, Arm Fitt, 9 SQN,
30 Apr 16
O13864, Sqn LDR ret
Donald Ward, DFC
RAAF, Pilot, 9 Sqn,
20 Jul 16
o13864, SQN LDR
Donald Couldery (Rubber Ducky) White, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
20 Jul 16
O310798, FLT LT
Phil Cooke,
RAAF, Pilot, 9 Sqn,
22 Jul 16
A22945, FLT SGT
Jeffree Hudson,
ENG FTTR, 9 Sqn,
27 Jul 16
A222059, CPL
Michael Hatcher,
Inst FTTR, 9 Sqn,
05 Oct 16
A222059, CPL
Michael John Hatcher,
RAAF, Inst Fitt, 9 SQN,
05 Oct 16
O22143, WGCDR
Raymond Alfred Scott, DFC
RAAF, GD Pilot, 9 SQN,
10 Nov 16
A318385, WOD
Peter Wattie,
ADG Crewman, 9 Sqn,
04 Jan 17
O219178, WGCDR
Hedley Thomas, AM, OAM
Pilot, 9 Sqn,
14 Mar 17

A33673,
Raymond Gwilliam,
Armourer, 9 Sqn,
24 Mar 17
A223504,
George Shaws,
Armourer, 9 Sqn,
25 Mar 17 Cancer
A57187,
Peter Ryan, OAM
9 Sqn,
06 Apr 17

A46282, LAC
Ian Charles Cameron,
RAAF, ADG Crewman, 9 SQN,
10 May 17
A223762,
Ronald James Ballard,
RAAF, `, 9 Sqn,
19 May 17