CLAYTON Robert Victor 406640

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Robert Victor CLAYTON 

Service No: 406640
Born: Alberton SA, 25 June 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station East Sale, VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-228), near Eskdale VIC, 4 June 1945, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Mark and May Violet Clayton husband of Flora Isabell Clayton, of Victoria Park, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 4 June 1945, Beaufort A9-228 crashed on Mount Tawonga, near Eskdale, killing its crew.  The crew members were:

Flying Officer Robert Victor Clayton (406640) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Donald Algernon Flavel (416663) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Lloyd Joseph Sims (434749) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Frederick Anthony Wallis (408715) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

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, 245

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990
Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990