Robert Henry ALTOFT

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ALTOFT, Robert Henry

Service Number: 425478
Enlisted: 28 March 1942
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 450 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 20 May 1922
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: French Polisher and Police Cadet
Died: Flying Battle, Naples, Italy, 29 May 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: 450 Squadron R.A.A.F. Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 425478
28 Mar 1942: Enlisted Brisbane, Queensland
28 Mar 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 425478, No. 450 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography

His plane was a Kittyhawk 4 P40. Lost while strafing enemy tanks. It appeared that Kittyhawk 4 P40 collided with another allied plane and both plane crashed to ground approximately 7 1/2 miles south west of San Angelo . There was insufficient height for either pilots to parachute to safety. 450 Squadron

Rank - Flying Officer

Son of Clarence Henry and Susana Altoft; husband of Thelma Gloria Altoft of Buranda, Queensland, Australia. Later remarried known as Gatehouse,