Flight Sergeant Clive Percival CALVERT

Service No: 423435
Born: Mosman NSW, 25 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 June 1942
Unit: No. 106 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Metheringham
Died: Air Operations (No. 106 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ND682), Baltic Sea, 16 December 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percy Eustace and Ethel Isabel Calvert, of Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mosman NSW
Remembered: Panel 260, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0045 hours on 16 December 1944 Lancaster ND682 took off from Metheringham being one of fourteen squadron aircraft detailed to carry out a mine laying operation in the Spinach area in the Baltic. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after-take off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations it was established that Flying Officer Barratt’s body was washed ashore at Helsingborg, Sweden, and that the remains of Flight Sergeant Towle had been recovered from the sea on 25 December 1944, and returned to the sea. The remains of Sergeant Emerson were located interred on the Danish Isle of Anholt. In 1947 it was recorded that the remaining missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of ND682 were:

Flying Officer Elgar Barratt (55950) (RAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Arnold Berry (919485) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Clive Percival Calvert (423435) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant Raymond Edward Buckenham Day (1898443) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant John Frederick Wallace Emerson (1795670) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Percy Edward Green (1898548) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Edward George Towle (1578957) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)


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 A705, 163/7/753

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