Oberlin Benjamin Plester GRAY


GRAY, Oberlin Benjamin Plester

Service Number: 408225
Enlisted: 22 May 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1 May 1921
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 23 April 1942, aged 20 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 Sergeant, SN 408225
22 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Arthur Plester Gray and Lena Mabel Gray of North Bruny, Tasmania


RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-182 of Number 2 Squadron failed to return from an operational mission to Koepang, NEI - all crew were killed:

Sergeant David Vynne Woods 416294

Flight Lieutenant Roger Joseph Blanchard 260776

Sergeant David Jacobs 411328

Sergeant Oberlin Benjamin Plester Gray 408225


All crew are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT