CALE Walter Francis 42104

LEST WE FORGET

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.

References:

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