Flight Sergeant Frank Burton ELLIOTT

Service No: 419900
Born: Mont Albert VIC, 1 August 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 October 1942
Unit: No. 122 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Andrews Field, Raintree, Essex
Died: Air Operations: (No. 122 Squadron Mustang aircraft FX989), Germany, 7 February 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Kortrijk (St Jan) Communal Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Kenyon Frank and Dorothy Lilian Elliott, of Mont Albert, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1400 hours on 7 February 1945 Mustang FX989 took off from Andrews Field flying as “Gander 6” in FX989 on a Wing Fighter Group (Rodeo 413), led by Squadron Leader Hearge to sweep the Munster/Leipzig area. Owing to adverse weather conditions the Sweep was abandoned in the Munster area. Flight Sergeant Elliott was heard over the radio to say that he was returning to England and after leaving the main formation FX989 exploded in the air at approximately1500 hours, and the wreckage was scattered over the Ansonghamm area.


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, 166/11/236

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