Robert Victor CLAYTON

CLAYTON, Robert Victor

Service Number: 406640
Enlisted: 3 March 1941, Perth, WA
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit (RAAF) Nhill, Bairnsdale, East Sale
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 25 June 1911
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Murest Agricultural College
Occupation: Farmer & Orchardist
Died: Aircraft accident, Eskdale, Victoria, Australia, 4 June 1945, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Sale War Cemetery, Victoria
Plot B. Row D. Grave 8.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Eskdale Beaufort A9-228 Crash Memorial Plaque, Mongans Bridge Beaufort A0-228 Crash Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Mar 1941: Involvement Flying Officer, 406640
3 Mar 1941: Enlisted Perth, WA
3 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 406640, No. 1 Operational Training Unit (RAAF) Nhill, Bairnsdale, East Sale, Perth, WA

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Flora Isobel CLAYTON, Carmel, WA.

Father of Kate Whittaker CLAYTON, Valma May CLAYTON and Charles Mark CLAYTON

At 1045 hours on Monday 4th June 1945 Beaufort Aircraft A9-228 took off to carry out an operational training exercise. The exercise was a long range sea reconnaissance and night astro flight, the route to be flown was East Sale, Cape Lidstrap-Position 400.00S 140.00E Mt. Gambier, Land and refuel, Mt. Gambier to East Sale. The aircraft landed at Mt. Gambier 1527 hours and took off at 1735 hours on 4th June 1945 and since then no trace of aircraft or crew has been found.