Warrant Officer Frank Albert PAGE

Service No: 409481
Born: Malvern VIC, 24 April 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mepal
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ME690), Belgium, 23 May 1944, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Edwin and Cecela Mary Page; husband of Margaret Page, of East Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Malvern VIC
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2249 hours on the night of 22 May 1944 Lancaster ME690 took off from Mepal detailed to bomb Dortmund, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. ME690 was shot down by a night fighter and crashed near Neerpelt (Limburg), 21 miles north of Hasselt, Belgium. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of ME690 were:

Pilot Officer Edgar Lawrence Burke (417016) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Alan Stevens Bromley (1247614) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant James Henry Cooper (1308375) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flying Officer John Wallace Downing (136351) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Donald Cameron Kitchener Grant (527237) (RAF) (Rear Gunner)
Warrant Officer Frank Albert Page (409481) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant W Pickering (1434290) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)


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, 166/32/392

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