Flight Sergeant Allan Squires MILLIS

Service No: 401709
Born: Carlton VIC, 1 October 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 March 1941
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 12 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8517), Germany, 7 September 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Norman and Rhoda Fullerton Millis, of Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington Z8517 took off from Binbrook at 0053 hours on the night of 6/7 September 1942 to bomb Duisberg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was later learned that the aircraft had been lost and all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of Z8517 were:

Pilot Officer Robin Alexander Ainslie (118891) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant James Mather Dunlop (R/102045) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer William George Elby (118893) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Allan Squires Millis (401709) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Montague Ernest Wheatcroft (1162294) (RAFVR) (Rear 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, 163/144/209

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