Sergeant Frank Webster TREGEAR

Service No: 402893
Born: Manly NSW, 20 June 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 260 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 260 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft AK966), Libya, 24 April 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Belmore Tregear, and of Myrtle Webster Tregear, of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Manly NSW
Remembered: Column 266, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, Manly NSW

On 24 April 1942 Kittyhawk AK966 flown by Sergeant Tregear was strafing an enemy motor transport column near Cyrenaica, Libya. While passing over the target after the attack a truck blew up and the aircraft was seen to crash in flames. Following post war searches and investigations when no trace of the aircraft or the missing pilot was found, it was recorded in 1949 that Sergeant Tregear had no known grave.


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, 163/168/130
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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