Flying Officer Archibald McMeekin PATON

Service No: 400734
Born: Tallangatta VIC, 28 January 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1940
Unit: No. 151 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 151 Squadron Mosquito aircraft DD257), Northamptonshire, 23 March 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Warwick Cemetery, Warwickshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Sydney and Catherine Winifred Paton, of Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Tallangatta VIC
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0030 hours on 23 March 1943, Mosquito DD257 on return from a Night Ranger crashed at RAF Station Wittering. It was believed that the aircraft was damaged over enemy territory and was forced to make an emergency landing in which both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of DD257 were:

Flying Officer Thomas Edward George Hanson (128544) (RAFVR) (Navigator Wireless)
Flying Officer Archibald McMeekin Paton (400734) (Pilot)


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, 166/32/64

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