Flying Officer Milton Melrose FORSTER

Service No: 2877
Born: North Melbourne VIC, 8 September 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 April 1936
Unit: No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, Benalla VIC
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident (No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School Wackett aircraft A3-24), near Benalla, 15 May 1942, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Husband of P. Forster, of Armadale
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1140 hours on 15 May 1942, Wackett A3-24 collided on take off with stationery aircraft Wackett A3-13 at the Winton satellite landing ground and Flying Officer Forster was fatally injured.

The crew members of A3-24 were:

Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey Arthur Dean (409821) (Trainee Pilot) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 15 October 1945
Flying Officer Milton Melrose Forster (2877) (Instructor Pilot) Died from Injuries

The pilot of A3-13 was:

Leading Aircraftman Leslie John Phillips (409440) (Trainee Pilot) Not Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 27 November 1945


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, 163/32/72; A9845, 181

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