DONALDSON, Robert Roy

Plane was a Martin Baltimore of the 454 Squadron which attacked targets in Greece and Crete, concentrating on anti-submarine patrols and striking merchant shipping. It was on one of these missions over the Western Aegean sea that Robert and his crew mates failed to return.

Last Name
DONALDSON
Given Names
Robert Roy
Service Number
407146
Date of Birth
23/03/1913
Birth Location
Waikerie S.A.
Enlistment Date
22/06/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
25/07/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 3
Intake Date
25/07/1940
Finish Date
12/01/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
13/12/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
454 SQN
Rank
Warrant Officer
Operations
Air Ops. from the Middle East, Aegean Sea.
Date of Death
13/12/1943
Age
30
Cemetery / Memorial
Alamein Memorial Egypt
Medals
W/O A.G. Badge 1939-45 Africa /Italy Star
Notes

Plane was a Martin Baltimore of the 454 Squadron which attacked targets in Greece and Crete, concentrating on anti-submarine patrols and striking merchant shipping. It was on one of these missions over the Western Aegean sea that Robert and his crew mates failed to return.

Posting on Death
454 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - DONALDSON Robert Roy - Service Number 407146 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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