Service Details
Name:
HACKNEY
Given Name:
THOMAS GERALD
Initials:
T G
Service No:
80218
Rank:
Flying Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
83 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-11-07
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Age:
23
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Lancaster 1 R5566, took off 2210 from Wyton. Believed to have crashed in the Mediterranean between Sore on the Italian mainland SSE of Genoa and Corsica
Decorations:
D F C
Citations:
LG Sup 20 November 1942 pg. 5032 - "This officer has participated in numerous sorties, involving attacks on a wide range of enemy targets. He is a skilful pilot and a fine captain whose determined efforts have contributed in a large measure to the many successes obtained. In the recent attack on Genoa, Pilot Officer Hackney attacked his objective successfully and obtained a photograph."
Additional
Information:
Son of Fred and Lilian Hackney, of Gwelo, Southern Rhodesia.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 67.

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