Raymond Robert George PORTER


PORTER, Raymond Robert George

Service Number: 21526
Enlisted: 29 July 1940, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: 32 Operational Training Unit (RCAF Patricia Bay)
Born: Annandale, New South Wales, 10 February 1918
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Central Technical College, Sydney
Occupation: Clerk (Main Roads Dept)
Died: Accidental (training air crash), Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada, 16 October 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lost Airmen of the Empire, Patricia Bay, Canada, Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada
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World War 2 Service

29 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 21526, Newcastle, New South Wales
16 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 21526, 32 Operational Training Unit (RCAF Patricia Bay), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Hampden AN132 flew into hill near Maggie Lake, 7 miles NE of Ucluelet while on a night navigation exercise - (Information sourced by Doug Rollins)

"...the Hampden Bomber had a known design flaw - the twin rudders were too small and if the pilot tried to bank at slow speed it would “yaw”, slide sideways and often not recover." - Peter Brand

Other Crew members who perished in that accident;

423098 Sgt. Mervyn Charles Bruce SMITH (/explore/people/647692) - RAAF of Bundarra, New South Wales

1586682 Sgt. Peter Francis HORNBROOK - RAF of Virdin, Illinois

1318169 Sgt. Ronald Frank ALLCORN - RAF of Wickham, Kent