Sergeant Andrew Basil BARTON

Service No: 403304
Born: Sydney NSW, 9 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-28), Bass Strait, 12 September 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Page Barton and Antoinette Marie Hubertha Barton of Mosman, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: University of Sydney World war II Honour Roll, Camperdown NSW

On an operational exercise on 12 September 1942, Beaufort A9-28 went missing in Bass Strait between Bairnsdale and Flinders Island sometime between 0619 and 1419 hours. The crew members of A9-28 were:

Sergeant Andrew Basil Barton (403304) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Allan Cuthill (10693) (Observer)
Sergeant Patrick John Healy (416672) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Peter Kimber Pugh (416700) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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 A9845, 241
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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