462 Squadron Pilots RAAF

14th March 1945

(Under Construction)

(Photos below are from the private collection of Allan Lodder)


F/O Anderson

Service No: 428018


F/O Marchant

(RAAF) F/O N.E Marchant

Service No: 418859

Survived the War?


F/O Frazer

Service No:


F/O O'Sullivan

Service No: 34053

Survived the War?


F/O Allan Lodder

(RAAF) F/O Allan Lodder

From Gladstone, Queensland Australia

Born in Ipswich 24th May 1923

Service No: 426118




F/O Bailey



F/Sgt Sharp



W/O Simms



P/O Fleming

Survived the War


F/Lt Hancock

(RAAF) F/Lt H.B Hancock

Service No: 416957


F/Lt McGindle

 RAAF Flight Sgt Edward Ted McGindle DFC

 Born in England, served with 640 Sqn & 462 Sqn

Survived the war and later practised as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.



S/Ldr Jackson

Learnt to fly before the war, previous job was a master butcher.

Owned hotels around Melbourne, survived the war.


W/Cmd P.M Paull DFC

Wing Commander (RAAF) - PM Paull

From Queensland Australia


F/Lt Highman

F/Lt - Highman (RAAF)


S/Ldr Scharer



F/Lt Taylor



F/Lt Cookson



F/O Boyd

(RNZAF) F/O J.N Boyd

Service No: 82590

Last heard of running a pub in New Zealand 2002


F/O A.D.J Ball

(RAAF) F/O Alfred Desmond John Ball

Service No: 427182

Buried at Berlin War Cemetery Germany. Grave Ref 4Z9

Son of Frederick & Dorothy Ball, Leederville Western Australia

Alfred Ball was killed on the 10/4/45 when his Halifax "V" NA240 crashed into a small village named Zaasch near Delitzsch Germany whilst on route to Leipzig for special duties. Rear Gunner Max Hibberd was the only crew member to survive, those killed were Murray Frank, Neil Evans, John Tait, Fred Brooks, Ron Taylor, John Heggarty.



F/O Leo Britt

Pilot - (RAAF) Flt Sgt Leo Britt

Living in Melbourne Australia

Service No: 427373




F/Lt Robertson

Pilot - (RAAF) Flt Lt DJ Robertson

Joined NAVY after leaving RAAF, survived the war.