Flying Officer Robert John GRANGER

Service No: 434950
Born: Footscray VIC, 9 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 February 1943
Unit: No. 5 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-192), near Mt Molloy QLD, 5 November 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Atherton War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace Robert and Nellie Granger, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5 November 1944, Boomerang A46-192 flown by Flying Officer Granger was detailed to make a tactical reconnaissance of the Mount Molloy to Trinity road. A Volunteer Air Observers Corp member reported that an aircraft flying low had crashed at 1445 hours in hills and burned, 3 miles east of Mt Molloy.


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 A705, 166/16/458; A9854, 208

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