Clyde Cornwall Fenton was born in Warmamool, Victoria, Australia back in 1901. That’s about all the information I can find about him until 1925, when he graduated from Melbourne University with a MD. After graduation, he enrolled in the Royal Air Force in 1928, after earning his pilot’s license he was discharged returning to Australia.
In 1940, he was called back to the Royal Air Force based in Manbulloo airstrip near Katherine. His job started out delivering mail and food supplies to army and RAAF outposts. He died in 1982.
What you may not know about Clyde is that he was the Northern Territory’s first flying doctor, He often flew without the aid of any navigation equipment, air charts or landing strips. He started an aerial ambulance rescue service which grew into the Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service. During his career, he survived several plane crashes, making a flight to China in a small open aircraft, once he was stranded for five days after a forced landing.
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