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Flying Officer David Crawford FORMAN (400366) of the Royal Australian Air Force


Lost in aircraft Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO

Death of Death 1944-08-04 .

Served in 353 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sp. Mem. 5. E. 5. at Ranchi War Cemetery, India

More Details: SON OF GEORGE AND FLORENCE MAY FORMAN, OF GLEN IRIS, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 04 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Dakota III Serial Number FZ597
Unit 353 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country India
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Dakota III FZ597

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerJohn BEEBAR (403252) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrederick William CAWTHORNE (175610) Wireless Operator Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04194 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
SergeantCharles Edward CHURCH (1426432) Flight Engineer Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flying OfficerDavid Crawford FORMAN (400366) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerFrederick Walter HANDLEY (401375) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantFrederick Grant JACKSON (J/6209) Pilot Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04273 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam John LEWIS (1522390) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04292 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth Martyn Anthony SEXTON (1402643) Flight Engineer Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassOliver TAYLOR (1480296) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-041 AES IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantStanley WILSON (544707) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery


Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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440804 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 4-8-1944Malcom, LAC George Arthur SMITH, was not killed aboard No.353 Sqn Dakota III FZ597. He died on Active Service. See: The Times. Monday, December 18, 1944. p.6. Here are the casualties aboard FZ597: Crew: AUS400366 F/O (Pilot) David Crawford FORMAN RAAF + (later AFC). AUS401375 W/O (Nav./B) Frederick Walter HANDLEY RAAF + AUS403252 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) John BEEBAR RAAF + 1402643 Sgt (Flt Eng.) Kenneth Martyn Anthony SEXTON RAFVR + Passengers: 1426432 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Charles Edward CHURCH RAFVR + (353 Sqn.) 1522390 AC1 William John LEWIS RAFVR + (353 Sqn.) 1480296 AC1 Oliver TAYLOR + (353 Sqn.) 544707 F/Sgt Stanley WILSON RAF + (353 Sqn.) 175610 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Frederick William CAWTHORNE RAFVR + (194 Sqn.) J/6209 F/Lt (Pilot) Frederick Grant JACKSON RCAF + (273 Sqn.) 292 Nurse Diana Stewart CROFTON ANS (India) + 45436 Lt-Col Paul Evan Rodgers DAWSON RA + 44155 Lt-Col Edward Ronald PETTIT MC RAC + 33375 Lt-Col Robert Frank Courtney WEALLENS RE + EC/16 Major Ernest HICKS REME (Indian) + 199543 Major Gerald Francis KEEN (General List) + 58986 Major Thomas Atkinson WALTON Sherwood Foresters + Mr Seth DRUCQUER (Bengal Govt.) + The dead were originally buried at the scene of the crash in a common grave, 50 miles east of Benares (26.15N:83.44E). The military personnel were later reinterred in Ranchi War Cemetery. All the above is subject to correction/revision, which is welcomed. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 8th May 2014 05:09:28

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