Flight Lieutenant Frank Stanley FOSS

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 118193 (RAFVR)
Born: 9 January 1922, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 110 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 110 Squadron Mosquito aircraft RF664), Labuan, 31 January 1946, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: No further information
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 31 January 1946, Mosquito RF664 took off from Labuan airfield to carry out an air test. After a normal take-off, permission was granted for the aircraft to fly past the control tower to check that the undercarriage was locked up. The Pilot came down to approximately 40 feet with the port airscrew feathered and then climbed to 700 feet. An attempt was then made to restart the port engine but this was seen by witnesses to be unsuccessful. The aircraft was then seen to gradually lose height and commence a left hand turn. It was heading back to the airfield when a wheels up landing was made just short of a paddy field in rough ground. After touch down the aircraft struck a steel pole, caught fire and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of RF664 were:

Flight Lieutenant Frank Stanley Foss (118193) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Eric Samuel Willis (444068) (Navigator)


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 A9300, FOSS F S

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