CALE Walter Francis 42104


Pilot Officer Francis Walter CALE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 42104 (RAF) 300357 (RAAF)
Born: Midland Junction WA, 24 February 1915
Enlisted in the RAF: 1939
Unit: No. 266 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Hornchurch, Essex
Died: Air Operations (No. 266 Squadron Spitfire aircraft N3168), River Medway, 15 August 1940, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Hanwell Cemetery, Middlesex
CWGC Additional Information: No further information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

Pilot Officer Cale was an Australian Cadet accepted for training by the RAF and he embarked for the UK on 9 March 1939.

At 1850 hours on 15 August 1940, Pilot Officer Cale was shot down near Maidstone, Kent, and baled out but drowned in the River Medway.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World war Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 1997
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 300357
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990