Sergeant Alan Charles DYTE

Service No: 400920
Born: Melbourne VIC, 27 December 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 1437 Strategic Reconnaissance Flight (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 1437 Strategic Reconnaissance Flight Baltimore aircraft AG752), off the North African Coast, 31 August 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Charles, and Ethel Frances Dyte, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 31 August 1942, Baltimore AG752 crashed when it was shot down in combat with enemy aircraft. All the crew members were killed and their bodies were recovered from the sea.

The crew members of AG752 were:

Sergeant Brian Corran (1021722) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Alan Charles Dyte (400920) (Pilot)
Sergeant Maxwell John Goldsworthy (400792) (Observer)
Sergeant Phillip Daniel Martin (401325) (Wireless 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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/104/148


Winter, V.A. (Vincent Adams) (408547) Noble Six Hundred: the story of the Empire Air Training Scheme with special reference to Australians who trained in Southern Rhodesia, V.A. Winter Brighton VIC 3186

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