Flying Officer Allan Reginald PAGE

Service No: 401145
Born: Perth WA, 22 September 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 January 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: 13th Bomber Squadron (USAAF)
Died: Air Operations: (13th Bomber Squadron Mitchell aircraft 41-12472), 4 September 1942, New Guinea, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Page; husband of Marie Page, of Hawthorn, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial PNG
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 September 1942, Mitchell 41-12472 that was seen to crash into the sea between Hood and Keppie Points, Papua, and burst into flames and sink. The aircraft was returning to Port Moresby following a mission to Milne Bay.

The crew members of 41-12472 were:

Technical Sergeant John P Butler (6970831) (USAAF) (Bombardier)
Staff Sergeant Lawrence H Cooper (6911390) (USAAF) (Radio Operator, Gunner)
Second Lieutenant Robert D Hand Jr (O-724612) (USAAF) (Navigator)
Captain Gustave Marinius Heiss Jr (O-392820) (USAAF) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Allan Reginald Page (401145) (Co-Pilot)
Sergeant Merritt S Whimsett (69114100 (USAAF) (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 A9300, PAGE A R; A9845, 296

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