Flying Officer Clifford Douglas ROBINSON

Service No: 405327
Born: Gympie QLD, 21 February 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 March 1941
Unit: No. 75 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-1029), Halmaheras, 24 February 1945, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Daniel Edward and Sabina Robinson; husband of Edith Vicory Robinson, of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 8, Ambon Memorial, Indonesia
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wasile pier area in the Halmaheras was a major target of the First Tactical Air Force in January and February 1945. In one of these attacks, at about 0900 hours on 24 February 1945, Kittyhawk A29-1029 was hit by anti-aircraft fire which caused the starboard wing to separate and the aircraft to crash near the target, killing its pilot Flying Officer Robinson.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 170


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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