CLARE GORDON COOPER (430440)
460 SQUADRON RAAF

 

Clare Gordon Cooper was a crew member of Lancaster bomber NG468 (AR-J2) of 460 Squadron RAAF which went down on the night of 21/22 February 1945 during an operation to Duisburg.

CREW
Heffer B.
Rudge G F
Flynn A
Main A R
Cooper C G
Styles R C
Sheridan F J

 


 

Subject:    460 Squadron
Date:             Mon, 2 Jul 2001 00:07:09 +1000
From:           "Stawm" <stawm@datafast.net.au>

Hi Peter,

My name is Ruth Cooper and tonight I came across your website on the 460 Squadron.

I have started researching my family tree and have been told that my Pop was in the 460 Squadron. I know it's a long shot but he died nearly 10 years ago and lived in another state so I didn't get to see him often or get told many stories of his earlier years.

I was wondering if you had any information on him regarding his time in the RAAF, his name is Clare Gordon Cooper b. 1924.

Kind regards,

Ruth Cooper

 


 

Clare Gordon Cooper did one Operation with D.H. Heggie as pilot. The following information is from John Watson's Pilots and Crews Lists:-

 

  H15 Heggie D H -P- 22/3/45 - 5 KIA / 2 POW                 (See R08) 20 Ops
  --------------
  (E) Brooke H J     Brooke H J     Brooke H J     Brooke H J    Brooke H J
  (B) Ambler K E     Ambler K E     Ambler K E     Ambler K E    Ambler K E
  (N) Marshall D     Dean W T       Dean W T       Dean W T      Dean W T
  (W) Flannagan G P  Richins A R    Hawkins R N    Cummings J D  Cooper C G
  (G) Robinson D     Robinson D     Robinson D     Robinson D    Robinson D
  (G) Dunkerley H    Dunkerley H    Dunkerley H    Dunkerley H   Dunkerley H
               1              1              3              1            1
                  ---------------------------------------
  (E) Brooke H J     Brooke H J     Brooke H J     Brooke H J   +
  (B) Ambler K E     Ambler K E     Ambler K E     Ambler K E   P
  (N) Donnelly K M   Dean W T       Dean W T       Dean W T     +
  (W) Hawkins R N    Gerrard J M    D'Alton F A    Trotter A C  +
  (G) Robinson D     Robinson D     Robinson D     Robinson D   +
  (G) Dunkerley H    Dunkerley H    Dunkerley H    Dunkerley H  +
                1              1             1              8

And he did 7 operations with B. Heffer and the aircraft crash landed by the looks of it or they bailed out during a raid to Duisburg on 21 Feb 1945 and were all made Prisoners of War.

  H14 Heffer B -P- 21/2/45- A/C Missing - All POWs            (See R09) 8 Ops
  ------------
  (E) Rudge G F      Rudge G F       Rudge G F     Rudge G F     P
  (B) Whiticar R H   Mc Bean H W     Mc Bean H W   Flynn A       P
  (N) Main A R       Main A R        Main A R      Main A R      P
  (W) Cooper C G     Cooper C G      Cooper C G    Cooper C G    P
  (G) Styles R C     Styles R C      Styles R C    Styles R C    P
  (G) Sheridan F J   Sheridan F J    Dixon C       Sheridan F J  P
                1              4           1               1

 


 

Subject:   460 Squadron
Date:           Mon, 2 Jul 2001 21:21:42 +1000
From:          "Stawm" <stawm@datafast.net.au>

Hi Peter,

I don't know what to say! Talk about being prompt! Thank you so much, I am speechless (this doesn't happen very often!) we are all stoked here.

Pop has six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters who will be just stoked at this info. I have been on the phone to dad for the last half an hour telling him about the information you sent through. He would like to email you sometime to say thanks and to offer details from pops 460 Squadron original log book/ flight records etc (I didn't know he had these!!) if they will be of any help. My dad's name is Neville Cooper, he is the eldest of pop's children and would be more than glad to help out if necessary.

Once again, thank you sooooooooooo much!

Kind Regards,

Ruth Cooper

 

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