Stories of Remembrance

Air Force, Second World War (1939-45)Raymond Hiho,

Raymond enlisted to the service at a late age of 33 and travelled to Darwin where he experienced the Japanese bombings. He shot a Japanese plane and he kept a photo on this plane as a reminder...
Callan Hiho, St Monica's College, Epping, Great Grandson of Raymond Hiho

Raymond Keith Hiho was a brave soldier who was involved in the Second World War. Part of the Royal Australian Air Force, Raymond enlisted to the service at a late age of 33 and travelled to Darwin where he experienced the Japanese bombings. Raymond shot a Japanese plane and he kept a photo on this plane as a reminder of his achievement. As part of his service he contributed in the building of air strips and air bases. His squadron was the 3ACS (three Airfield Construction Squadron). His service was cut short due to tropical ulcers that had damaged his chest and back. He was sent to Adelaide for treatment of these ulcers and once treated he was labelled Class 2 and wasn’t able to return to a tropical environment. He served out the rest of the war in Point Cook as a sergeant and a consultant.

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