Sergeant Alan Francis MUSGRAVE

Service No: 409728
Born: Melbourne VIC, 16 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-5), Bairnsdale, 17 November 1942, Aged 21Years
Buried: Brighton General Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alan Roy and Florence Mary Musgrave, of Caulfield.
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 17 November 1943, Beaufort A9-5 crashed during non-operational navigational reconnaissance flight 5 miles east north east of Bairnsdale. The aircraft apparently stalled while attempting a forced landing.

The crew members of A9-5 were:

Sergeant Arthur Albert Adolph (413719) (Observer)
Sergeant Ian Waldock Garside (409685) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Alan Francis Musgrave (409728) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Frank Watson Wildy (415208) (Pilot)


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, 241

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