CHISHOLM, Colin Laidler

Plane was a DAP Beaufort A9-660 which took off from 5 Mile Drome near Port Moresby escorting P-40N Kittyhawk A29-649 on a non-operational ferry flight bound for Tadi Airfield. Both aircraft disappeared and declared MIA. During the early 1960's the wreckage of the Beaufort was located on a mountain ridge N.E of Myola. The remains of the eight crew were recovered and buried in the Bomana War Cemetery.

Last Name
CHISHOLM
Given Names
Colin Laidler
Service Number
431737
Date of Birth
06/04/1921
Birth Location
Bendigo VIC.
Enlistment Date
30/07/1943
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
14/10/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 44
Intake Date
14/10/1943
Finish Date
28/04/1944
To
AGS
Kill or Discharge Date
28/01/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
AF HQ
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Flying accident Lae
Date of Death
28/01/1945
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Port Moresby Bomana War Cemetery
Notes

Plane was a DAP Beaufort A9-660 which took off from 5 Mile Drome near Port Moresby escorting P-40N Kittyhawk A29-649 on a non-operational ferry flight bound for Tadi Airfield. Both aircraft disappeared and declared MIA. During the early 1960's the wreckage of the Beaufort was located on a mountain ridge N.E of Myola. The remains of the eight crew were recovered and buried in the Bomana War Cemetery.

Posting on Death
Airforce Headquarters
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs