Flight Sergeant Ronald William MILLEDGE

Service No: 438258
Born: Brunswick VIC, 7 September 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 September 1943
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mustang aircraft A65-638), near Mildura, 13 September 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Thomas Milledge and Daisy Frances Milledge, of Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brunswick VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 September 1945, Mustang A65-638 flown by Flight Sergeant Milledge was engaged in a non-operational Battle limb formation training exercise and failed return after the exercise. On 14 September, a civilian report was received that an aircraft was seen diving steeply towards the ground and had disintegrated on impact. A search party located the wreck of A65-638 and the body of Flight Sergeant Milledge 25 miles north east of the Mildura aerodrome.


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, 166/27/1154; A9845, 126

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