Argyle Donald BEATTY

BEATTY, Argyle Donald

Service Number: 403104
Enlisted: 9 December 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 27 April 1920
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Prisoner of War, Germany, 10 September 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Sage War Cemetery, Sage, Oldenburg, Germany
Sage War Cemetery, Sage, Oldenburg, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Wahroonga Knox Grammar School Old Boys' War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 403104
9 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 403104, No. 50 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

On the 7th of June 1942 Manchester bomber L7471 of 50SQN RAF crashed in the North Sea approximately 50 miles seaward from the Frisian Islands as it was on the return leg after bombing the target of Emden in Germany

Sergeant Ronald Garnet Burton 403856 RAAF was killed instantly and Pilot Officer Argyle Donald Beatty 403104 died of injuries in a German Army Field Hospital on the 10th of September 1942

The rest of the all Australian crew were picked up by a German seaplane and became Prisoners of War and were eventually repatriated: Buchanan, Ronald Gibson (Sergeant) 404646 / Stanlan, Alan Frederick (Sergeant) 402615 / Tebbutt, Arthur Campbell (Sergeant) 402472 / Davies, Ronald Frank (Sergeant) 400342 / Allen, Frederick William Robert (Pilot Officer) 400362