Flight Sergeant Robert John BOLTON

Service No: 442325
Born: Tailem Bend SA, 16 April 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 June 1943
Unit: No. 608 Squadron (RAF), RAF Downham Market, Norfolk
Died: Air Operations (No. 608 Squadron Mosquito aircraft KB348), Germany, 12 October 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Adeline Delina Susan Bolton, of Tailem Bend, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the night of 11/12th October 1944, Mosquito KB348 took off from RAF Downham Market at 0136 hours, detailed to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

The crew members of KB348 were:

Flight Sergeant Robert John Bolton (442325) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flying Officer Stanley Warren Reeder (172402) (RAFVR) (Pilot)


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 A705, 166/6/740

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