CLAUSON Peter Douglas 406433

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Peter Douglas CLAUSON 

Service No: 406433
Born: China, 5 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 14 Squadron (RAF), Landing Ground 116, Egypt
Died: Air Operations: (No. 14 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z9722), Egypt, 10 April 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Peter George and Muriel Dorothy Clauson, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Kalgoorlie WA
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

When returning from an operational mission on 10 April 1942, Blenheim Z9722 crashed on landing at Landing Ground 116.  The cause of the accident was obscure. It was unknown whether engine failure had occurred.

The crew members of Z9722 were:

Sergeant Peter Douglas Clauson (406433) (Pilot)
Sergeant Colin Olsson Thorne (407305) (Observer) Dangerously Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 11 September 1945
Sergeant C R Grandfield (1253914) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) Seriously Injured

References:

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, 163/97/134

Bibliography:

Napier, Michael Winged Crusaders: the exploits of 14 Squadron RFC & RAF 1915-1945, Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2012