MILNE Robert Ambrose 406362

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Robert Ambrose MILNE

Service No: 406362
Born: Perth WA, 20 April 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit, Mildura VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-167), near Wentworth NSW, 16 February 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Neil Douglas and Ivy May Milne; husband of Mary Theresa Milne, of Sydney, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 16 February 1945, Kittyhawk aircraft A29-167 and A29-186 collided near Wentworth and both pilots were killed. The pilots were:

Warrant Officer Norman Robert Hammond (419804) (A29-186)
Flight Lieutenant Robert Ambrose Milne (406362) (A29-167)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 25

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1988