Robert Beckett ALBON

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ALBON, Robert Beckett

Service Number: 401358
Enlisted: 4 February 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 210 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Canterbury, Victoria, Australia, 5 August 1920
Home Town: Preston, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Bay of Biscay, 13 June 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 401358
4 Feb 1941: Enlisted Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 401358, No. 210 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography

Rank 0 Flying Officer

Plane was Catalina RP 232. 210 Squadron

Son of Stanley and Mabel Albon, of Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Silva 402258 and Flying Officer Albon 401358 of 210 Squadron RAF were killed when Catalina FP232 crashed in the Bay of Biscay near Spain

Their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial