Sergeant Frank Tranter BURGESS

Service No: 13356
Born: Coburg VIC, 9 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 March 1941
Unit: Madang Wireless Telegraph Station, Madang PNG
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Communication Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-106), New Guinea, 29 January 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percival and Fanny Rose Burgess, of Coburg, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Coburg VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 29 January 1945, Beaufort A9-106 went missing on a non-operational flight from Milne Bay to Madang. On board were:


Flight Sergeant Maxwell James Hewett (437825) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Neale McKissock Thewlis (418989) (Pilot)
Flying Officer John Garvey Thompson (422895) (Navigator B)


Sergeant Frank Tranter Burgess (13356) Madang Wireless Telegraph Station
Aircraftman Class 1 William Bertram Luck (149289) No. 7 Transport and Movement Office
Aircraftman Class 1 James Henry Albert Smith (146748) No. 7 Transport and Movement Office
Sergeant John Austin Standing (61752) No. 7 Transport and Movement Office


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 244


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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