LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Colin Robert SCOTT

Service No: 407990
Born: Prahran VIC, 9 September 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 February 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 455 Squadron, RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 455 Squadron Hampden aircraft AT181), North Sea, 21 February 1942, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Campbell Scott and Olive May Townley Scott, of Port Noarlunga, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unley SA
Remembered: Panel 113, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 106, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 21 February 1942, Hampden AT181 was lost in air operations over the North Sea during a mission to Cologne, Germany. The crew members of AT181 were:

Pilot Officer Arthur Timothy Daly (115408) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant John James Davey (400751) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Richard Moody (1193594) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Colin Robert Scott (407990) (Air Gunner)

References:

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 A705, 163/160/166

Bibliography:

Gordon, I. (Ian) Strike and Strike Again: 455 Squadron 1944-5, Banner Books Belconnen ACT 2616, 1995
Lawson, John Horwood Wightman (251634) The Story of No. 455 Squadron (RAAF), Wilke and Company, Melbourne VIC, 1951