Flying Officer Alan Lyle ROE

Service No: 257465
Born: Northam WA, 2 November 1908
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 July 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Ferry Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (Beaufighter aircraft RD210), Wales, 10 February 1945, Aged 36 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick William and Edith Mary Roe, of Northam, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Northam WA
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a test flight on 10 February 1945, Flying Officer Roe, a Ferry Pilot, and Warrant Officer Derrick Roy Newbury (920791) (RAFVR) (Observer) were killed when Beaufighter RD210 operating from RAF Station Pershore crashed at Mt Arran, Wales.

Flying Officer Roe was a member of the RAF Volunteer Reserve. On 1 July 1941, he transferred to the Administrative and Special Duties Branch and on 28 May 1943, he transferred to the General Duties Branch.


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 A9300, ROE A L

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