Flight Sergeant Graham Russell CLARK

Service No: 416545
Born: Milang SA, 15 September 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 104 Squadron (RAF), Hani West Landing Ground, Tunisia
Died: Air Operations (No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft HE610), Central Mediterranean, 29 July 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Martin Clark, of Adelaide, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 11, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Wellington HE610 of 104 Squadron took off from Hani West Landing ground at 0016 hours on 29 July 1943 to attack Capedichino, Naples, Italy. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Following extensive searches in the Naples area when no trace of the missing crew could be found, it was recorded in 1948 that they had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of HE610 were:

Flight Sergeant Clark Graham Russell Clark (416545) (Pilot)
Sergeant Arthur Garner (1206828) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Frederick Keep (526542) (RAF) (Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Ifor John Roberts (131155) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Henry James Walker (1388032) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/155

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