Sergeant Robert Ashmore SCOTT

Service No: 418770
Born: Auburn VIC, 15 December 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 June 1942
Unit: No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School Battle aircraft L5653), Port Pirie, 3 September 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Ashmore Scott and Elizabeth Dobson Scott, of Camberwell, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1150 hours on 3 September 1943, Fairey Battle L 5653 took off from the Port Pirie airfield, climbed to about 400 feet and then crashed. The aircraft caught fire on impact and both crew members were killed. The accident investigation discovered that a chock had been left in the aileron. The crew members of L 5653 were:

Sergeant Robert Ashmore Scott (418770) (Pilot)
Aircraftman Class 1 Kenneth Latham Stephen (48013) (Trainee Air Gunner)


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, 233

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