Clarence James Harold LOFT


LOFT, Clarence James Harold

Service Number: 3402
Enlisted: 18 June 1934
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School
Born: Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 9 June 1912
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, You Yang Ranges, Victoria, Australia, 23 January 1943, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1934: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 1 Service Flying Training School
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 3402

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of James and Florence Emily Loft of Footscray, Victoria

Husband of Myrtle Olive Loft of Kingsville, Victoria


RAAF Oxford training aircraft BM712 from Number 1 Service Flying Training School Point Cook was operating out of the Little River Satellite Aerodrome when it crashed in the You Yang Ranges, Victoria - all crew were killed:

Flying Officer Clarence James Loft 3402

Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey Samuel Venn 422769

Leading Aircraftman, John Stanley Walker 418494