Arthur Keith BUCKLAND


BUCKLAND, Arthur Keith

Service Number: 7010
Enlisted: 6 November 1939
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Roeburne, Western Australia, Australia, 29 March 1910
Home Town: Mount Hawthorn, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, 19 August 1944, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 7010
6 Nov 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, Aircrew Training Units
19 Aug 1944: Involvement Flying Officer, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Mitchell A47-13 of Number 2 Squadron crashed near Adelaide River, NT while on a bombing training exercise

6 crewmen were killed (5 RAAF / 1 RAF - Flying Officer Kenneth Joseph Hadley 131581 Royal Air Force of 549SQN) and there was one survivor: the pilot - Flight Lieutenant Stanley Davies 415512 who was discharged from the RAAF 13 August 1945


Killed were:

Warrant Officer Arthur Keith Griesbach 415321 - son of Horst and Annie Esther Griesbach & Husband of Veronica Esther Griesbach of Inglewood, WA

Warrant Officer John Samuel McClelland Campbell 415227 - son of Samuel and Jean Campbell of Westonia, WA

Sergeant Frederick Hugh Conaghan 433289 - son of Joseph Vincent and Elsie May Conaghan of Rozelle, NSW

Flying Officer David Gethen Lane 416434 - son of Edwin and Gertrude Alice Lane of Marryatville, SA (passed away from his injuries on the 8th of August)

Pilot Officer Arthur Keith Buckland 7010 - son of Arthur Harold and Amy Louisa Buckland of Mount Hawthorn, WA (passed away from his injuries on the 19th of August)