Robert Victor Doak

Corporal Robert Victor Doak of Portadown, Co. Armagh served in R.A.F. 51 Squadron as part of Coastal Command at his time of death on 24th September 1942.


Robert Victor Doak


Corporal Robert Victor Doak (639860) served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Doak of Portadown, Co. Armagh, and the husband of Clodagh Phyllis Doak of Streatham, London, England.

Corporal Doak died on 24th September 1942 aged 32 years old while serving in R.A.F. 51 Squadron. He was a member of the crew of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V Z9425. The plane crashed while attempting a forced landing 1 mile east of the Chelpham Viaduct, Devon, England following an engine failure due to an internal cooling leak.

Corporal Doak’s grave is in Section B, Grave 318 of Seagoe Cemetery, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

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