Flying Officer Clive Robert BERNARD

Service No: 268072
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF Reserve: Date unavailable
Unit: RAAF Reserve, Civil Aircrew
Died: Aircraft Accident (W R Carpenter Airlines Lockheed 14 aircraft (Carmania)), Cairns QLD, 14 February 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard, of Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall, Sandgate NSW
Remembered: Royal Newcastle Aero Club Roll of Honor, Rutherford NSW

On 14 February 1942, Co-Pilot Flying Officer Clive Robert Bernard (268072) and Pilot Flight Lieutenant Elwyn Derek Crisp (267519) were killed when Carmania crashed a few minutes after take-off from Cairns aerodrome for New Guinea. The cause of the crash was unknown and they were the only two on board.


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 A9300 BERNARD C R
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line
Sinclair, J. (James) Wings of Gold: How the aeroplane developed New Guinea, Pacific Publications Sydney, 1978

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