Leading Aircraftman Frank Harold FOERS

Service No: 40432
Born: Gunyah VIC, 21 January 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 May 1941
Unit: No. 36 Squadron, Essendon VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 36 Squadron DC2 aircraft A30-5), Port Moresby PNG, 14 September 1942, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold Percy and Alice Mabel Foers, of Carnegie, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1910 hours on 14 September 1942, No. 36 Squadron DC2 A30-5 crashed and burned 2 kms from the north west corner of the Seven Mile airfield. All five service personnel on board were killed and they were:

Master Sergeant Alber (600805) (US Army, Passenger)
Sergeant Gordon Thomas Beitz (414637) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant John Douglas Dally (413356) (Second Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant Stewart Devine (347) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Frank Harold Foers (40432) (Flight Engineer)


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, 119


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Dakota, Hercules and Caribou in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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