Robert Wallace BRUCE


BRUCE, Robert Wallace

Service Number: 422418
Enlisted: 22 May 1942, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 10 February 1912
Home Town: Northbridge, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chain store manager
Died: Accidental (air crash), Point Cook, Victoria, Australia, 29 March 1944, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
War cemetery 1.N.B.14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dubbo Memorial Drive & Rose Garden
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World War 2 Service

22 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 422418, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
29 Mar 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 422418, 1 Service Flying Training School, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Robie Sydney and Ada Mary Bruce

Husband of Jean Bruce of Northbridge, NSW


RAAF Oxford aircraft AS356 dived into the sea two miles south-west of Point Cook aerodrome during a solo night flight