CLARE, David Forbes

Test Flight of de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk 40. Plane crashed during pre-acceptance flight at the De Havilland factory Bankstown NSW when under stress from strenuous manoeuvring. Actual cause of crash was not determined. The crash delayed the local production of Mosquitos. Two crew were killed.

Last Name
CLARE
Given Names
David Forbes
Service Number
416544
Date of Birth
31/10/1921
Birth Location
Semaphore S.A
Enlistment Date
21/07/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
16/10/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 19
Intake Date
13/09/1941
Finish Date
04/05/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
08/11/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
2 AD Bankstown
Rank
Warrant Officer
Operations
Air Accident at Bankstown NSW
Date of Death
08/11/1944
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Sydney War Cemetery N.S.W
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Pacific defence and war medal
Notes

Test Flight of de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk 40. Plane crashed during pre-acceptance flight at the De Havilland factory Bankstown NSW when under stress from strenuous manoeuvring. Actual cause of crash was not determined. The crash delayed the local production of Mosquitos. Two crew were killed.

Posting on Death
2 Squadron 2 AD Bankstown
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - CLARE David Forbes - Service Number 416544
1WAGS - CLARE David Forbes - Service Number 416544
1WAGS - CLARE David Forbes - Service Number 416544 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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