Flying Officer Robert Carl MUECKE

Service No: 283858
Born: Adelaide SA, 11 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 February 1940 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Darwin NT
Died: Air Operations (No. 2 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-234), Arafura Sea, 30 July 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Emil Hugo Francis and Johanna Muecke, of Millswood, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 8, Ambon Memorial, Indonesia
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the night of 30 July 1942, Hudson A16-234 went missing on operations between Saumlaki and Darwin. The crew members were:

Sergeant James Edward Laman (405794) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Lloyd Muir Miners (405797) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Frank Stanley Moss (401991) (Observer)
Flying Officer Robert Carl Muecke (283858) (Pilot)

No. 2 Squadron lost Flying Officer Ronald Douglas John Tregonning (401839) who was killed during an air raid on Darwin on 30 July 1942.


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, 138


Bennett, J. (John William) Highest Traditions: the history of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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