PATTERSON, Charles Forbes

Plane was a DAP Beaufort V1 A9-52 on an operation to bomb Salamaua. The plane disappeared and was officially listed as missing. The four crew were lost. In 1986 the crash site of the Beaufort was located in steep terrain near Tapini N.W of Port Moresby. The remains of the crew were recovered and buried in the Lae War Cemetery.

Last Name
PATTERSON
Given Names
Charles Forbes
Service Number
401048
Date of Birth
24/11/1917
Birth Location
Calcutta India
Enlistment Date
08/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Finish Date
30/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
27/06/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
100 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Killed air ops. Tapini Papua New Guinea
Date of Death
27/06/1942
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Lae War Cemetery
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star Pacific Star 1939-45 War medal
Notes

Plane was a DAP Beaufort V1 A9-52 on an operation to bomb Salamaua. The plane disappeared and was officially listed as missing. The four crew were lost. In 1986 the crash site of the Beaufort was located in steep terrain near Tapini N.W of Port Moresby. The remains of the crew were recovered and buried in the Lae War Cemetery.

Posting on Death
100 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial