Sergeant Robert Joseph HARVEY

Service No: 430169
Born: Preston VIC, 13 November 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 January 1943
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford X6805), near Ballan VIC, 3 February 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Thomas Harvey and Minnie Palfrey Harvey, of Camberwell.
Roll of Honour: Preston VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1430 hours on 3 February 1944, Oxford X6805 crashed about 10 kms south east of Ballan during a beam approach training exercise, killing all three crew members. The cause of the accident is unknown. Those crew members were:

Sergeant Leslie Raymond Haddon (437342) (Pilot)
Sergeant Robert Joseph Harvey (430169) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Robert Hendry Hooker (434577) (Third Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 270

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