GILLAN, Keith

Plane was a DAP Beaufort Mark V111 A9-518 which took off on an armed reconnaissance operation near Wewak, Papua New Guinea and crashed near the Murik Lakes, New Guinea. Four crew and one passenger were killed. The wreckage and remains were recovered during 1946.

Last Name
GILLAN
Given Names
Keith
Service Number
401749
Date of Birth
20/01/1921
Birth Location
Yea VIC.
Enlistment Date
28/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
01/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 13
Intake Date
01/05/1941
Finish Date
20/10/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
25/03/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
AF HQ
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Flying battle New Guinea
Date of Death
25/03/1945
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Lae War Cemetery Papua New Guinea
Notes

Plane was a DAP Beaufort Mark V111 A9-518 which took off on an armed reconnaissance operation near Wewak, Papua New Guinea and crashed near the Murik Lakes, New Guinea. Four crew and one passenger were killed. The wreckage and remains were recovered during 1946.

Posting on Death
Airforce Headquarters
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

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