FORBES, William Dennis Keith

Plane was a Wellington 111 X3547 which crashed after hitting a Barrage Balloon Cable at 1000 ft. The aircraft was on a cine camera gun training exercise and hit the cable at Crowe U.K. All eight crew were killed.

Last Name
FORBES
Given Names
William Dennis Keith
Service Number
401498
Date of Birth
18/09/1919
Birth Location
Prahran VIC.
Enlistment Date
10/10/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
12/12/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 21
Intake Date
11/12/1941
Finish Date
29/06/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
20/04/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
27 OTU
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying accident U.K
Date of Death
20/03/1943
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Byley [St. John] Churchyard Cheshire U.K
Notes

Plane was a Wellington 111 X3547 which crashed after hitting a Barrage Balloon Cable at 1000 ft. The aircraft was on a cine camera gun training exercise and hit the cable at Crowe U.K. All eight crew were killed.

Posting on Death
27 Operational training unit
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - FORBES William Dennis Keith - Service Number 401498 (barrage balloons_edited-1)
1WAGS - FORBES William Dennis Keith - Service Number 401498 (barrage balloons_edited-1)
1WAGS - FORBES William Dennis Keith - Service Number 401498 (Group_edited-1)
1WAGS - FORBES William Dennis Keith - Service Number 401498 (Plane_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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