MILNE, FRANCIS DEBENHAM
|Service:||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Date of Birth:||9 February 1917|
|Place of Birth:||Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|Date of Death:||26 November 1942 (Aged 25 years)|
|Units:||No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF|
No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
NAA: A9300, MILNE F D
|30 August 1940||Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.|
Aircraftman 1st Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 2 Recruit Depot, RAAF, Richmond.
|12 October 1940||Posted to No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF, Evans Head.|
|13 January 1941||Posted to No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Amberley.|
|1 March 1941||Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.|
|1 September 1941||Promoted to Temporary Corporal.|
|12 October 1941||Aircraftman 2nd Class on Remustering as Aircrew.|
Posted to No. 3 Initial Training School, RAAF, Sandgate.
|31 January 1942||Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.|
|5 February 1942||Posted to No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Lowood.|
|28 March 1942||Posted to No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Temora.|
|3 May 1942||Posted to No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Mallala.|
|3 October 1942||Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.|
|15 October 1942||Promoted to Pilot Officer.|
|14 November 1942||Posted to No. 1 Reserve Pool, RAAF.|
|23 November 1942||Posted to No. 1 Administration Wing, RAAF.|
|25 November 1942||Posted to No. 21 Base Wing, RAAF.|
|26 November 1942 †||C-47 41-38601: Aircraft shot down by Japanese Zeroes near Popondetta, Papua New Guinea.|
|16 November 1989||Buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Section 34. Collective Grave 4754).|
|Cemetery:||ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY|
|Grave:||Section 34. Collective Grave 4754.|
||5 feet 4½ inches
World War 2 Nominal Roll
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, MILNE FRANCIS DEBENHAM : Service Number - 33516 : Date of birth - 09 Feb 1917 : Place of birth - SYDNEY NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - MILNE NANCYE, A9300, MILNE F D.
Record updated on 26 November 2017.
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