Flight Sergeant William Milton TRENGOVE

Service No: 416134
Born: Kadina SA, 22 November 1908
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1941
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Nowra NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 32 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-281), Newcastle NSW, 11 September 1943, Aged 34 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Lilian Trengove, of Nailsworth, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Spalding SA
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1530 hours on 11 September 1943, due to engine failure Beaufort A9-281 made a forced landing 3 kms from the Newcastle Civil Aerodrome and one crew member was killed. The crew members of A9-281 were:

Flight Sergeant (later Warrant Officer) Joseph Barker Lenihan (416866) Slightly injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 December 1945
Flight Sergeant (later Flying Officer) Ian MacFarlane (414418) (Pilot) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 12 December 1945
Flight Sergeant (later flying Officer) Kevin Richard Toye (405802) Slightly injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 21 November 1945
Flight Sergeant William Milton Trengove (416134)


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, 251


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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