130 SQN RAF
289 SQN RAF
|Rank On Discharge/Death||Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT)|
|Date of Birth||29 Nov 1921|
|Date of Enlistment||06 Dec 1940|
|Contributing Author/s||Phil Listemann and David Hamilton|
Vince Conant, 2013
The Spitfire Association
Robert was born on the 29/11/1921 at Toowoomba, Qld and enlisted 6/12/1940. He was posted to the reformed No 453 RAAF squadron in the UK and then to No 289 Squadron.
He did another tour in No 130 and No 234 finishing in November 1944. He was discharged 10/1/1947 from Eastern HQ.
Robert's Personal Record of Service tells the story of a "Journeyman". A pilot always on the move for 'whatever' reason. This extremely experienced pilot notched up 400 hours in Spitfires in his half-yearly report for 1944.