Flight Sergeant Robert Francis COFFEY

Service No: 419723
Born: Melbourne VIC, 11 July 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 September 1942
Unit: No. 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit Master aircraft W9027), Birmingham, England, 4 August 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Daniel Francis Coffey and Eva Thomson Coffey, of Carrum, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Chelsea VIC
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 August 1944 Master W9027 stalled and crashed near the pilot’s home in Birmingham and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of W9027 were:

Sergeant Robert Francis Coffey (419723) (Pilot under instruction)
Flight Sergeant Alan Frederick William Wood (1448751) (RAFVR) (Instructor Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 419723

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