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  P-51D-20-NT Mustang Serial Number A68-636  
RAAF
School Land/Air Warfare

Former Assignments
77 Squadron
78 Wing

Pilot  FSgt Ronald William Milledge (KIA, BR) Brunswick, VIC
Crashed  September 13, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by North American at Dallas, Texas as P-51D-20-NT Mustang. Constructors Number 111-36165. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) serial number 44-12882. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
On May 30, 1945 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Mustang A68-636 and reassembled by 1 Air Depot (1 AD). On July 8, 1945 assigned to 2 Operational Training Unit (2 OTU).

Mission History
On September 13, 1945 took off from Mildura Airfield on a training mission. While climbing, this Mustang crashed near Gol Gol, NSW, roughly 20 miles northeast of Mildura. Pilot Milledge was killed in the crash. This aircraft was officially converted to components on December 13, 1945.

Memorials
Milledge was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is buried at Mildura Public Cemetery at plot C, row C, grave 8.

References
CWGC - Ronald William Milledge
ADF Serials - Mustang A68-636 pilot incorrectly listed as "Rutledge"
RAAFDB - Mustang A68-636

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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