Pilot Officer Robert Allan BATTY

Service No: 417784
Born: Dandenong VIC, 2 October 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 3 Communication Unit, Mascot NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Communication Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-409), Mascot, 28 February 1944, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Joseph and Emma Batty
Roll of Honour: Port Pirie SA
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1500 hours on 28 February 1944 during a non-operational flight, Vultee Vengeance A27-409 crashed at Mascot following a mid-air collision with Royal Aero Club of NSW DeHavilland 60G registration VH-UNB.

The crew members of A27-409 were:

Pilot Officer Robert Allan Batty (417784) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Donald Malcolm Whitwell (428841) (Pilot)


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, 166/5/453

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