Sergeant Robert Houston WILSON

Service No: 400265
Born: Yarrawonga VIC, 27 July 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1940
Unit: No. 55 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 55 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z7683), Libya, 29 October 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Houston Wilson and Alice Miranda Wilson, of Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Yarrawonga VIC
Remembered: Column 246, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1655 hours on 29 October 1941 Blenheim Z7683 took off to carry out a high level night attack on dumps in the Timini area, Libya. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. In 1948 it was recorded that the missing crew had no known grave.

The crew members of Z7683 were:

Lieutenant D H Blair (48045V) (SAAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Burton Paget Hoad (402121) (Observer)
Sergeant Robert Houston Wilson (400265) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)


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, 163/178/215

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