William Alexander FORBES DSO, DFC

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FORBES, William Alexander

Service Number: 414219
Enlisted: 17 August 1941
Last Rank: Wing Commander
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Charters Towers Queensland Australia , 28 December 1919
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 21 February 1945, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Coll. Grave 29. E. 12-14 Local Roll of Honour- Bundaberg Qld
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Wing Commander, SN 414219
17 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 414219, 3 Initial Training School
28 May 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
28 Jul 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 414219, Embarked Brisbane for U. K.
28 Nov 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
14 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 414219, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
13 Jul 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
6 Oct 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
7 Dec 1943: Honoured Distinguished Flying Cross, Air War NW Europe 1939-45
20 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 414219, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
25 Jun 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Commanding Officer
1 Mar 1946: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Air War NW Europe 1939-45, Awarded posthumously

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