Flying Officer Frank Rene Malyon COOK

Service No: 408971
Born: Armadale VIC, 8 September 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941
Unit: No. 229 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 229 Squadron Spitfire aircraft MH907), Netherlands, 29 August 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Malyon Cook and Jeane Cook, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Kew VIC
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 29 August 1944, Spitfire MH907 flown by Flying Officer Cook was flying in Section 4 on a Ranger patrol east of the Zuider Zee. A Tug towing 3 Barges and an armed Trawler was seen coming out of Camden Bay. The armed trawler was attacked by the Section and MH907 was apparently hit by anti-aircraft fire as it was seen to continue in its dive and crash in flames just inside the north east Polder killing Flying Officer Cook.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/616

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