Flight Sergeant Alexander Barr HART

Service No: 426339
Born: Brisbane QLD, 11 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 37 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations:  (No. 37 Squadron Wellington aircraft MF121), Milan area, 13 July 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Milan War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry and Bethea Sword Hart, of Yeronga, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 13 July 1944 Wellington MF121 took off from Tortorella Landing Ground, Italy, for an attack against the Lambrate marshalling yards at Milan. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of MF121 were:

Flight Sergeant Dennis Victor Henry Barnes (1048199) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Lieutenant J P Blanc (211492V) (SAAF) (Navigator)
Flying Officer William Frederick Freeman (156411) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Alexander Barr Hart (426339) (Second Pilot)
Lieutenant D R Hjelm (328638V) (SAAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Thomas Welsh (1585063) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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, 166/17/665