Flying Officer Albert Dudley CHIVERS

Service No: 412805
Born: Lithgow NSW, 17 September 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: No. 100 Squadron, Milne Bay PNG
Died: Air Operations (No. 100 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-197), New Guinea, 25 February 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Albert and Elizabeth Alexandra Chivers, of Lithgow, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 9, Port Moresby Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Griffith Cenotaph, Griffith NSW

Beaufort aircraft A9-197 went missing on operations from Gurney Field on 25 February 1943. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Albert Dudley Chivers (412805) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flying Officer Frederick Thomas Fromm (269689) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Alan Barton Ross (417001) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer George Binnie Yuille (411425) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-line Record A9845, 247
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Graham, B. (Burton) and Frank Smyth, A Nation Grew Wings: The Story of the RAAF Beaufort Squadrons in New Guinea, Winterset House Publishers Melbourne VIC, 1946
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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