Pilot Officer Harold Gregor MILNE

Service No: 400814
Born: Armadale VIC, 31 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940
Unit: Communications Flight, No. 223 Group (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 223 Group Proctor aircraft LZ647), Peshawar, 17 May 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Nerine Lillian Milne, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1800 hours on 17 May 1944, Proctor LZ647 took off from RAF Station Peshawar. After the aircraft had been airborne for about two minutes the Pilot attempted to bank rather sharply. The aircraft immediately got into a spin and crashed and all on board were killed.

The crew members of LZ647 were:

Corporal John Thomas Bootland (1110093) (RAFVR) (Fitter (II Engines)
Aircraftman Class I John MacKinnon (1558215) (RAFVR) (Fitter Mechanic Airframe)
Pilot Officer Harold Gregor Milne (400814) (Pilot)


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, 166/27/434

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