Flight Lieutenant Robert Stringer - 460 Squadron  

Flight Lieutenant Robert Kenneth Stringer (DFC) RAAF


Flight Lieutenant Robert Kenneth Stringer DFC RAAF (428030) was born at Prahan, Victoria on the 25th of August 1920. He enlisted on the 11th of September 1942 at Hobart.

Between 1944 and 1945 he flew 36 operations and received the DFC on the 25th of September 1945.

The crew that he flew with consisted of:

Name Service Trade
Robert Stringer - DFC  RAAF Pilot
Albert Jenkinson - DFC RAFVR Navigator
Leslie Pearse - DFC RAAF Bomb Aimer
Cecil “Eddie” Noble  RAFVR Wireless Air Gunner
Don Betton RAFVR M/U Gunner
David Broatch  RAFVR Rear Gunner

Robert Stringer flew with various Flight Engineers, William George Warden,C.Entwhistle DFM,, C.David and A.L.Barlow

Robert's class at Sidmouth.

He was discharged on the 7th of December 1945, his posting at discharge being 1653 Communications Unit

Wedding of Rear Gunner,Eddie Noble,left,Don Betton and David Broatch with bride.

Today Robert Stringer lives in Yungaburra with his wife Vivienne.

Bob & Vivienne at Anzac ceremonies March 2008




Photos courtesy of Robert Stringer, research by Linda Ibrom.