CRANE, ROBERT WILLIAM
|Service:||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Date of Birth:||14 November 1919|
|Place of Birth:||Lithgow, NSW, Australia|
|Date of Death:||18 June 1944 (Aged 24 years)|
|Units:||No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF|
No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 513 Squadron, RAF
No. 620 Squadron, RAF †
No. 12 Operational Training Unit, RAF
No. 1651 Conversion Unit, RAF
No. 1678 Conversion Unit, RAF
|12 September 1941||Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.|
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 1 Initial Training School, RAAF.
|6 December 1941||Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Ascot Vale.|
|6 December 1941||Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.|
|5 March 1942||Posted to No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Essendon.|
|20 April 1942||Posted to No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Benalla.|
|30 May 1942||Posted to No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Mallala.|
|22 October 1942||Promoted to Sergeant.|
|23 October 1942||Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.|
|11 December 1942||Embarked at Sydney.|
|8 February 1943||Disembarked United Kingdom.|
Posted to No. 11 Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre, RAF.
|22 April 1943||Promoted to Flight Sergeant.|
|10 May 1943||Posted to No. 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit, RAF.|
|30 June 1943||Posted to No. 12 Operational Training Unit, RAF.|
|23 September 1943||Posted to No. 1678 Conversion Unit, RAF.|
|1 October 1943||Posted to No. 1651 Conversion Unit, RAF.|
|7 November 1943||Posted to No. 513 Squadron, RAF.|
|18 November 1943||Posted to No. 620 Squadron, RAF.|
|22 April 1944||Promoted to Warrant Officer.|
|31 May 1944||Promoted to Pilot Officer.|
|THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE|
||5 feet 8 inches
||33½ / 35½ inches
||85.09 / 90.17 cm
World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
Coulthart, R. 2018 Is this the final resting place of missing Aussie pilot Bob Crane? MSN News. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018 from <https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/is-this-the-final-resting-place-of-missing-aussie-pilot-bob-crane/ar-AAvnUn6>.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, CRANE ROBERT WILLIAM : Service Number - 413533 : Date of birth - 14 Nov 1919 : Place of birth - LITHGOW NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - CRANE WILLIAM, A9300, CRANE R W.
Record updated on 12 April 2018.
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