Pilot Officer Donald Noel Robert ARMSTRONG

Service No: 400009
Born: Melbourne VIC, 16 January 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1940
Unit: No. 214 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Stradishall
Died: Air Operations: (No. 214 Squadron Wellington aircraft T2992), Belgium, 7 July 1941, Aged 28 Years
Buried: As-en-Campine Communal Cemetery, Limburg, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Donald Robert and Florence Stone Armstrong; husband of Margery Garton Armstrong, of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mont Albert VIC
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2204 hours on the night of 7 July1941 Wellington T2992 took off from Stradishall detailed to bomb Cologne, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Genk-Bodem (Limburg) Belgium. Five of the crew members were killed and one taken prisoner.

The crew members of T2992 were:

Pilot Officer Donald Noel Robert Armstrong (400009) (Observer)
Sergeant Arthur Evans (1106238) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Reginald Maurice Peter Jenkyns (76584) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Edward Henry King (918289) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer John McAnally (62291) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant G F Roughton (1014802) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner) PoW


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/22/77

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