Pilot Officer Arthur Donald ROBERTS

Service No: 402063
Born: Greenwich NSW, 30 December 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 April 1940
Unit: No. 615 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 615 Squadron Hurricane aircraft Z3258), off the French Coast, 27 September 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dudley Haughton Roberts and Ida Maude Roberts, of Beecroft, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Gundagai NSW
Remembered: Panel 62, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Gundagai War Memorial, Gundagai NSW
Remembered: Gundagai ANZAC Park War Memorial, Gundagai NSW
Remembered: Coolac Memorial Hall and Pilot Officer A. D. Roberts Gates, Coolac NSW
Remembered: St Giles Anglican Church Honour Roll and various memorials, Greenwich NSW

On a reconnaissance sortie over the English Channel on 27 September 1941 Hurricane Z3258 flown by Pilot Officer Roberts was shot down into the sea near Gravelines, France and he was missing. Pilot Officer Roberts had previously been credited with damaging one Ju88 on 14 May 1941.


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, 163/55/136
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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