Leading Aircraftman Robert Wallace BRUCE

Service No: 422418
Born: Stanmore NSW, 10 February 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1942
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AS356), Point Cook, 29 March 1944, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robie Sydney and Ada Mary Bruce; husband of Jean Bruce, of Northbridge, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Northbridge NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0115 hours on 29 March 1944, Oxford AS356 flown solo by Leading Aircraftman Bruce (Trainee Pilot) dived into the sea off Point Cook during a night flying exercise and he was killed.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 422418; A9845, 238

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