Sergeant Eric Anton PETERSON

Service No: 402951
Born: Melbourne VIC, 10 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 453 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 453 Squadron Brewster Buffalo aircraft W8207), Malaya, 22 December 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Anton and Gladys Isobel Peterson, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1300 hours on 22 December 1941, Brewster Buffalo W8207 flown by Sergeant Peterson was shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed near Sungei Kesi, Malaya, and he was killed.


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, 163/150/120

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