Sergeant Allan Ernest Ross BARTON

Service No: 400074
Born: Carlton VIC, 8 April 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 218 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Marham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 218 Squadron Wellington aircraft T2806), Germany, 29 June 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest James Barton and Victoria Antonie Barton, of Adamstown, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: St Kilda VIC
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington T2806 took off from RAF Marham at 2250 hours on the night of 29 June 1941, detailed to bomb Bremen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. It was later learned that all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of T2806 were:

Sergeant Allan Ernest Ross Barton (400074) (Second Pilot)
Pilot Officer Francis Egerton Bryant (87049) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Ernest Edward Ellner (89596) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant John Johnstone Jordan (949055) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Robson Marshall (611372) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Donald Charles Smallbone (943284) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 400074

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