Philip WEST

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WEST, Philip

Service Number: 41360
Enlisted: 23 June 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Performance Unit
Born: Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 1 April 1921
Home Town: Kooyong, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia, 25 May 1944, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 41360
23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 1 Aircraft Performance Unit

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Harry and Amy West of Christmas Hills, Victoria

 

RAAF Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-49 from Number 1 Aircraft Performance Unit Laverton crashed near Whittlesea, Victoria (Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-92 was also lost on this mission) - all onboard were killed:

Flying Officer Ralph Langley Erskine 419119

Flying Officer Kenneth Alexander Wood 419363

Sergeant Philip West 41360 (passenger)