Warrant Officer David Forbes CLARE

Service No: 416544
Born: Semaphore SA, 31 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 2 Aircraft Park, Bankstown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Aircraft Park Mosquito aircraft A52-18), Bankstown, 8 November 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Forbes Clare and Ada Marjorie Clare husband of Patricia Rose Clare, of Rose Bay
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 8 November 1944, Mosquito A52-18 crashed at Bankstown during an acceptance test flight and both crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Warrant Officer David Forbes Clare (416544) (Warrant Officer Engineering)
Flight Lieutenant Thomas Edward Nelson Crouch (404237) (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 A705, 166/7/693

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