Robert David POWELL

POWELL, Robert David

Service Number: 404862
Enlisted: 6 December 1940
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 459 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Blackall, Queensland, Australia, 1 June 1910
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Middle East - Central Mediterranean , 15 June 1942, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt Col 265
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blackall War Memorial, Brisbane Commonwealth Defence Forces WW2 Customs House HR, City of Townsville WW2 HR
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 404862
6 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
6 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 404862
15 Jun 1942: Involvement Flight Sergeant, No. 459 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lockheed Hudson V9022 of Number 459 Squadron RAAF was lost in the Central Mediterranean area

All of the crew are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial to the missing at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

Flying Officer William David Blackstock 404230

Flight Sergeant Norman Clarence Darr 402917

Flying Officer Alan Howard Durrell 403262

Flight Sergeant Robert David Powell 404862