LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant James Henry ROBERTSON

Service No: 437008
Born: Maylands SA, 28 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1942
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Operational Training Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-31), Williamtown, 14 September 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Minnie M. Robertson, of Maylands, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 0825 hours on 14 September 1943, Vultee Vengeance A27-31 was carrying out a dive bombing practice with 250 lb (pound) High Explosive Bombs when the aircraft flying at about 11,000 feet near Williamtown exploded and was totally destroyed in flight. Both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A27-31 were:

Flight Sergeant James Henry Robertson (437008)
Flight Sergeant Donald Sinclair (415472)

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 A9845, 219

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