Leading Aircraftman Vincent Clifford Hastings ROBERTS

Service No: 121027
Born: North Fitzroy VIC, 21 June 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 November 1942
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Heidelberg VIC, 16 September 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Helen May Roberts, husband of Alberta Lorraine Roberts of Collingwood
Roll of Honour: Richmond VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At approximately 0720 hours on 15 September 1943, Leading Aircraftman Roberts, an Electrician, was at the eastern end of the southern tarmac at RAAF Station Point Cook, and while in the vicinity of Oxford aircraft R6186, was struck by the port airscrew and received a fractured skull. He died of his injuries on 16 September 1943 in No. 6 RAAF Hospital, Heidelberg.


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, 166/36/115

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