LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant John Mynderse Keys FORSAYTH

Service No: 66010
Born: Chatswood NSW, 18 May 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 June 1942
Unit: No. 22 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 22 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A8-170), Morotai, 9 July 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Mynderse Paul Forsayth and Miriam Blanche Forsayth, of Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 July 1945, Beaufighter A8-170 was landing from a non-operational gunnery practice flight at the Wama airstrip at Morotai. Attempting to recover from a bad landing, the aircraft swung and struck some trees while trying to carry out a further circuit. Both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A8-170 were:

Flight Sergeant John Mynderse Keys Forsayth (66010) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Arthur Franklin Sayer (19135) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/37/1147; A9845, 57