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Clark, Douglas Charles Walter (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-08-10

Birth Date: 1920-09-23 (age 21)

Home: Toronto, Ontario

511 (T) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Surely and Quickly
Flying Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Air Gunner
Service Numbers

Albermarle ST.1 P-1433 disppeared over the Mediterranean, West of Tarifa, Spain.

Killed includes Clark: F/O Albert William Little RCAF J/11494 KIA Malta Memorial Panel 10, Column 1. F/Sgt William Robert McLellen RCAF R/113865 KIA Malta Memorial Panel 11, Column 2. F/Sgt Raymond Douglas Crowley Smith RAAF attached 511 Squadron RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 12, Column 1. F/O Jack Collingridge Valder RAAF attached 511 Squadron RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 11, Column 1. Corp. Keith Treffa Alexander RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 9, Column 2. F/O James Hannan Charnock RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 6, Column 1. Sgt William Brownlie Clarkson RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 8, Column 1. F/O Philip Oscar Davis RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 6, Column 2. Sgt Albert John Flower RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 8, Column 2. F/Lt Harold Anthony Kidd-May RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 119. Sgt Jack Oxley RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 9, Column 1. Sgt Desmond Arthur Woods RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 9, Column 2.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Flying Officer Douglas Charles Walter Clark has no known grave.

Crew on Albemarle P1433

Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle

This is photograph CH 012048 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 4700-16) (Source Wikipedia)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svgAuthor Bellamy W (F/O) Royal Air Force official photographer
Armstrong Whitworth AW.41 Albemarle ST Mark I series 2, P1475, of No. 511 Squadron RAF based at Lyneham, Wiltshire, in flight. One of six Mark I aircraft modified to "ňúLyneham Standard' transport configuration and used by 'C' Flight of the Squadron on the UK-Gibraltar-Algiers route.

The Armstrong Whitworth AW 41 Albemarle was a twin-engine transport aircraft developed by the British aircraft manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth and primarily produced by A.W. Hawksley Ltd, a subsidiary of the Gloster Aircraft Company. It was one of many aircraft which entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War.

The Albemarle had been originally designed as a medium bomber to fulfil Specification B.9/38; however, military planners decided to deemphasis the bomber role in favour of aerial reconnaissance and transport missions, leading to the aircraft being extensively redesigned mid-development. Performing its maiden flight on 20 March 1940, its entry to service was delayed by the redesign effort, thus the first RAF squadron to operate the Albemarle, No. 295 at RAF Harwell, did not receive the type in quantity until January 1943. As a consequence of superior bombers, such as the Vickers Wellington, having arrived in quantity, all plans for using the Albemarle as a bomber were abandoned.

Instead, the Albemarle was used by RAF squadrons primarily for general and special transport duties, paratroop transport and glider towing, in addition to other secondary duties. Albemarle squadrons participated in Normandy and the assault on Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. While the Albemarle remained in service throughout the conflict, the final examples in RAF service were withdrawn less than a year after the war's end. During October 1942, the Soviet Air Force also opted to order 200 aircraft; of these, only a handful of Albemarles were delivered to the Soviets prior to the Soviet government deciding to suspend deliveries in May 1943, and later cancelling the order in favour of procuring the American Douglas C-47 Skytrain instead. Wikipedia

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