Sergeant Frank Foster REES

Service No: 433859
Born: Canterbury NSW, 5 September 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1943
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-120), near Mildura, 19 June 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Basil and Margaret Helena Rees, of Canterbury, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Canterbury NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: NSW Department of Education Teachers and Trainees WW2 Honour Roll, Sydney NSW

During a training flight on 19 June 1944, Kittyhawk A29-120 flown by Sergeant Rees crashed approximately seven miles west of the Mildura aerodrome at 1125 hours and he was killed. For reasons that were undetermined, the aircraft suddenly dived into the ground and burst into flames.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/35/295; A9845, 5
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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