Flying Officer Frank Watson WILDY

Service No: 415208
Born: Perth WA, 9 July 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-5), Bairnsdale, 17 November 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clifford W. Wildy and Minnie Wildy; husband of Vera Doreen Wildy, of Cottesloe, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 17 November 1943, Beaufort A9-5 crashed during non-operational navigational reconnaissance flight 8 kms east north east of Bairnsdale. The aircraft apparently stalled while attempting a forced landing.

The crew members of A9-5 were:

Sergeant Arthur Albert Adolph (413719) (Observer)
Sergeant Ian Waldock Garside (409685) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Alan Francis Musgrave (409728) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Frank Watson Wildy (415208) (Pilot)


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, 241

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