Sergeant Arthur Reginald COPE

Service No: 409294
Born: Glenferrie VIC, 15 December 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: Special Erection Party, RAF Station North Front, Gibraltar
Died: Aircraft Accident (Spitfire aircraft JG747), Western Mediterranean, 9 March 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles John Whyke Cope and Vera Cope, of Thornbury, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 12, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 March 1943, Spitfire JG747 went missing from a flight of six aircraft in transit from Gibraltar to Maison Blanche via the USAAF airfield at Le Sania, Oran. JG747 failed to arrive at Le Sania and no radio or distress messages were received and Sergeant Cope was reported missing.


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, 166/8/65

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