CLARKE, Harold George

Previous service 5th Battn. F/O Harold George Clarke flew at least seven raids over enemy territory before he was shot down. After one such raid Clarke made an emergency landing over Devon, being out of fuel and his plane damaged. Harold was badly injured and died in hospital the next day. Others in the crew were also injured.

Last Name
CLARKE
Given Names
Harold George
Service Number
401300
Date of Birth
20/08/1914
Birth Location
Brunswick VIC
Enlistment Date
01/02/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
06/03/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 11
Intake Date
06/03/1941
Finish Date
25/08/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
01/08/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
14 OTU
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Killed enemy action, Devon U.K
Date of Death
01/08/1942
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Exeter Higher Cemetery Devon UK
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Previous service 5th Battn. F/O Harold George Clarke flew at least seven raids over enemy territory before he was shot down. After one such raid Clarke made an emergency landing over Devon, being out of fuel and his plane damaged. Harold was badly injured and died in hospital the next day. Others in the crew were also injured.

Posting on Death
14 Operational Training Unit
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - CLARKE Harold George - Service Number 401300 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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