Alfred Henry BLAKE


BLAKE, Alfred Henry

Service Number: 400458
Enlisted: 14 September 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 457 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 21 November 1918
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Off Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 28 May 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 400458
14 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 457 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Alfred James Blake and Evelyn Blake

Husband of Lesley Francis Dorothy Blake of Caulfield, Victoria

Flying Officer Alfred Henry Blake 400458 of Number 457 Squadron was killed in the loss of Spitfire AR226 near Darwin, NT during combat with enemy aircraft (Flying Officer Beale 402842 was killed in the same mission)

Commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT