Flight Sergeant Clarence Henry MUIR

Service No: 400481
Born: South Melbourne VIC, 13 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940
Unit: No. 214 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Stradishall
Died: Air Operations: (No. 214 Squadron Stirling aircraft W7534), Germany, 31 May 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clarence Norman and Agnes Earl Muir, of East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Brunswick VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 30 May 1942 Stirling W7534 took off from Stradishall detailed to bomb Koln, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Monchengladbach, Germany, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of W7534 were:

Sergeant Geoffrey Charles Bunning (932988) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Richard Sweet Cruise (523187) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer William Davies (109519) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Harry Dent (109483) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Sydney Stephen Dimond (112742) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Patrick Gerald McGrath (1081837) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Clarence Henry Muir (400481) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant John Henry Munday (1375601) (RAFVR) (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, 163/146/132

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