Pilot Officer Robert Murray WILSON

Service No: 406122
Born: Harvey WA, 1 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1940
Unit: 90th Squadron, 3rd Bombardment Group (USAAF), Port Moresby
Died: Air Operations (90th Squadron Mitchell aircraft 41-12996), French Harbour area, New Guinea, 24 November 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Murray Wilson and Ada Marguerite Wilson, of Mt. Lawley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Mount Lawley WA
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 24 November 1942, 90th Squadron Mitchell 41-12996 crashed into the sea off the north coast of New Guinea in the vicinity of French harbour. The crew members were:

Staff Sergeant Julian J. Champagne (11019142) (US Army) (Air Gunner) Safe
Sergeant James Campbell Graham (405732) (Wireless Air Gunner) Safe, Discharged from the RAAF: 11 July 1945
Captain Raymond T. Petersen (O-022087) (US Army) (Pilot) Commanding Officer, 90th Bomber Squadron
Pilot Officer Robert Murray Wilson (406122) (Co-Pilot)


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 A705, 163/178/475

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