Sergeant Robert Arthur KNAPPETT

Service No: 400146
Born: Melbourne VIC, 15 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 June 1940
Unit: No. 238 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 238 Squadron Hurricane aircraft Z2355), Libya, 26 November 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Ivanhoe VIC
Remembered: Column 246, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 November 1941 Hurricane Z2355 was one of a formation of 3 aircraft detailed to carry out a Wing sweep in the vicinity of Tobruk. The formation was engaged by enemy aircraft near Fort Maddalena, south of Tobruk, and Z2355 failed to return to base from the mission. Following post war enquiries and investigations it was recorded in 1949 that Sergeant Knappett had no known grave.


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, 163/133/100

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