Sergeant Frank David DOBSON

Service No: 400669
Born: Fitzroy VIC, 4 March 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 223 Squadron (RAF), Amriya, Egypt
Died: Air Operations: (No. 223 Squadron Baltimore aircraft AG 782), Egypt, 26 June 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Lucy Minnie Dobson, of Auburn, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Hawthorn VIC
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 June 1942, Baltimore AG 782 was brought down by an enemy fighter and crashed at 1400 hours near Landing Ground 116, Egypt. All the crew lost their lives.

The crew members of AG 782 were:

Flying Officer Ian Herbert Gordon Davis (400917) (Pilot) Died: 27 June 1942
Sergeant Frank David Dobson (400669) (Wireless Air Gunner) Died: 26 June 1942
Sergeant Richard Patrick Griffiths (1259515) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Frank Gordon Mantle (406078) (Observer) Died: 27 June 1942
Sergeant Francis Arthur Rhoden (1072730) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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, 163/103/220

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