Sergeant Arthur Frederick Hookway RAAF

Arthur Frederick Hookway RAAF. A poor quality photograph was taken in 1941

Crew                    : Flight Sergeant  Arthur Frederick Hookway

Service No           :  412964 RAAF
Awards               :
Awarded              :
Citation             :

Promotions       

Flight Sergeant                              : 25.12.1942
Acting Pilot officer                         : 15.10.1943
Acting Flying Officer                        : 15.04.1944

Postings              

No.11  O.T.U                : 18.05.1943
No.1665 HCU                 : 12.08.1943
No.623 Squadron             : 10.09.1943
No.1678 Con.Unit            : 06.12.1943
No.115 Squadron             : 22.01.1944
No.7 PFF Squadron         : 19.03.1944

Operations

No.623 Squadron RAF Downham Market

24.09.1943

Pilot

Mining

Nectarines I

EH994 IC-P

The mid upper escape hatch blew off just after leaving the Garden area. Six mines had been successfully planted. Aircraft returned safely to base.

04.10.1943

Pilot

Mining

Deodors

EF159 IC-R

Reported a successful trip with no incidents.  Four mines were planted in garden at 21.45hrs from a height of 3,550ft. Visibility was good.

08.10.1943

2nd Pilot

Pilot P/O J Wallace RAAF

Bremen

EF155 IC-O

Crew reported low cloud over target but records bombs exploding alongside Red TI Markers. P/O Wallace arrived early and reported seeing Green TI’s but stood off just south of target, then saw Reds go down so bombed it. Ground detail could not be seen but Red TI’s seemed OK for time and position

18.11.1943

Pilot

Mannheim

EE194 IC-W

Fires rather scattered, bombed corner near river.  The trip was very good with very little opposition coming from flak or fighters.  Searchlight encountered in target area. Photo attempted, duty carried out.

19.11.1943

Pilot

Leverkusen

EE194 IC-W

Fires rather scattered, 10/10th cloud over target area. Gee failed.

Operations Flown with No.115 Squadron RAF Witchford. Avro Lancaster Mk.B.II “A” Flight

15.02.1944

Pilot

BERLIN

DS728 KO-C

Identified target with aid of sky markers from which he dropped his bombs from a height of 22,000ft. Attack appeared concentrated, incendiaries hung up and brought back. Nickels not dropped.

19.02.1944

Pilot

Leipzig

LL651 A4-A

Identified target by aid of Green TI’s  and green and red stars on which  he dropped his bombs from a height of 20,000ft. Attack believed good.

24.02.1944

Pilot

Schweinfurt

DS629 KO-M

Bombed centre of three red TI markers from a height of 20,000ft. Fires covered entire area within flares. Attack considered good.  Photo attempted. All nickels dropped.

16.03.1944

Pilot

Stuttgart

DS629 KO-M

Returned early to base port inner u/s. 1 x 8000lb jettisoned safe. Incendiaries brought back.

Operations Flown with No.7 PFF Squadron RAF Oakington “B” Flight

18.04.1944

Squadron Leader A Price “B” Flight Commander

2nd Pilot

Tergnier Marshalling Yards

ND849 MG-M

20.04.1944

Flight Lieutenant G Smith

2nd Pilot

Cologne

ND578 MG-Q

22.04.1944

Pilot

Dusseldorf

JA677 MG-S

26.04.1944

Pilot

Essen

ND460 MG-S

06.05.1944

Pilot

Mantes-Gassiscourt

ND496 MG-T

10.05.1944

Pilot

Courtrai Railway Yards

ND496 MG-T

11.05.1944

Pilot

Louvain

JA677 MG-U

19.05.1944

Pilot

Mont Couple

NE122 MG-V

21.05.1944

Pilot

Duisburg

ND588 MG-Q

22.50 – This aircraft failed to return to base.

Form 540 for 21 May 1944 : 13 aircraft too off to attack Duisburg. The target was covered by 10/10ths cloud up to 18,000 feet and the markers quickly disappeared. No results seen. Moderate to intense heavy Flak was encountered and fighter (flares ???) were reported all along the homeward track to within 20 miles of the English coast. One aircraft was lost in this operation (Captain P/O A.F. Hookway)

The whole crew are recorded on the panels of the Runnymede Memorial.

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