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|Pilot F/O Lynnton A, Martin, 408816 (MIA / KIA) Mornington, VIC
Observer F/O Marcus C. Wettenhall, 418818 (MIA / KIA) Rosedale, VIC
Radio F/Sgt Maurice A. Graham, 410337 (POW, executed October 31, 1943, BR)
W/AG P/O Ralph H. Williams, 416391 (MIA / KIA) Moonee Ponds, VIC
Rear Gunner F/Sgt Jack W. R. Boanas, 417331 (POW, executed, BR) Darlinghurst, NSW
Crashed September 8, 1943
On June 2, 1942 assigned to 2 Squadron but this allotment was canceled sixteen days later. On June 24, 1942 assigned to 13 Squadron. On September 7, 1942 assigned to 5 Air Depot (5 AD), then returned to 13 Squadron on October 13, 1942. Next, on November 13, 1942 assigned to 1 Repair Salvage Unit (1 RSU) then back to 13 Squadron on January 13, 1943. Again to 1 Repair Salvage Unit (1 RSU) on March 22, 1943 then back to 13 Squadron on March 20, 1943. On April 4, 1943 assigned to 2 Squadron. Assigned code KO-N. No known nickname or nose art.
On July 17, 1943 took off from Hughes Field (30 Mile) aboard were F/O O'Neil, Sgt Lord, LAC Lockyer and LAC Rogerson aboard. Returning to land at 3:30pm, this Hudson yawed to the right and ran off the strip damaging the left tire and left propeller airscrew tip. The crew were uninjured in the landing.
On August 19, 1943 assigned to 4 Repair Salvage Unit (4 RSU) then returned to 2 Squadron.
In fact, this Hudson attacked th Sugi Maru and was shot down by anti-aircraft fire roughly 20 miles north of the Tanimbar Islands. Three of the crew Martin, Wettenhall and Williams were killed in the crash. The other two crew members Graham and Boanas were captured and became Prisoners Of War (POW).
Both were interrogated by Lt General Matsumoto before being transferred to to the Kempei Tai at Victoria Barracks, Ambon. During October 1943, Graham and Boanas were executed by Lt. Hara and afterwards buried in a mass grave at Benting.
During 1947 the remains of Grahm and Boanas were exhumed from a mass grave at Benting and later identified.
After the recovery of the remains of Graham and Boanas, both were buried at Ambon War Cemetery. Graham at 2. B. 14. Boanas at 2. B. 13.
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