Flying Officer Neville Roy Maslen CLARK

Service No: 21614
Born: Leichardt NSW, 23 October 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 February 1941
Unit: No. 542 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Benson
Died: Air Operations (No. 542 Squadron Spitfire aircraft PA885), Netherlands, 28 May 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Roy and Dorothy Grace Clark; husband of Phyllis Mary Clark, of Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Leichardt NSW
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Leichardt Memorial, Leichardt NSW

On 28 May 1944, Spitfire PA885 took off from Benson detailed to carry out a photo reconnaissance of Dortmund and Bochum and airfields in the area. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Meerle, Netherlands, at 2015 hours presumably as the result of enemy action and Flying Officer Clark was killed.


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, 166/7/509
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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