Sergeant Arthur Alexander BARBOUR

Service No: 412566
Born: West Maitland NSW, 5 August 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Camden NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-278), off the NSW Coast, 27 April 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William James Anderson Barbour and Elsie Mabel Barbour, of West Maitland, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: West Maitland NSW
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 April 1943, Beaufort aircraft A9-278 went missing off the NSW coast during an anti-submarine patrol. The crew members were:

Sergeant Arthur Alexander Barbour (412566) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant James Bradley (415224) (Pilot)
Flying Officer John Joseph Brennan (406343) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Gordon Verdon Keane (412525) (Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/139


Graham, B. (Burton) and Frank Smyth, A Nation Grew Wings: The Story of the RAAF Beaufort Squadrons in New Guinea, Winterset House Publishers Melbourne VIC, 1946
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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