PRATT, William Henry

Plane was a Beaufort A9-660 which took off from 5 Mile Drome near Port Moresby escorting Kittyhawk A29-649 on a non-operational ferry flight bound for Tadi Airfield. Nothing was heard from either aircraft and were declared missing in action. During the 1960's the wreckage of A9-660 was located on a mountain ridge N.E. Of Myola and the remains of the crew were recovered.

Last Name
PRATT
Given Names
William Henry
Service Number
434897
Date of Birth
01/11/1919
Birth Location
Northcote VIC.
Enlistment Date
25/02/1943
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
26/05/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 42
Intake Date
19/08/1943
Finish Date
09/02/1944
To
AGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
28/01/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
7 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle New Guinea area
Date of Death
28/01/1945
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Port Moresby Bomana War Cemetery
Notes

Plane was a Beaufort A9-660 which took off from 5 Mile Drome near Port Moresby escorting Kittyhawk A29-649 on a non-operational ferry flight bound for Tadi Airfield. Nothing was heard from either aircraft and were declared missing in action. During the 1960's the wreckage of A9-660 was located on a mountain ridge N.E. Of Myola and the remains of the crew were recovered.

Posting on Death
7 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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