Wing Commander William Alexander Forbes

Service number 414219
Ranks Held Flight Lieutenant, Wing Commander
Birth Date 28 December 1919
Death Date 21 February 1945
Death Place Germany
Final Rank Wing Commander
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Units
  • No. 463 Squadron
  • No. 467 Squadron
Place Germany
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1946-03-01
Published in London Gazette in 1943-12-07
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1943-12-16
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1946-03-28

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    No. 467 Squadron
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Flight Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    07 December 1943 on page 5338 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    16 December 1943 on page 2709 at position 16
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    No. 463 Squadron
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Wing Commander
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    No. 463 Squadron
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Wing Commander
    London Gazette
    01 March 1946 on page 1180 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    28 March 1946 on page 771 at position 1

Timeline

Date of birth 28 December 1919
Other units 1941 No 3 Initial Training School, Sandgate.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 16 August 1941
Other units 1942 No 12 Elementary Flying Training School, Bundaburg.
Date promoted 28 May 1942 Pilot officer.
Date promoted 28 November 1942 Flying officer.
Other units 1943 No 4 Service Flying Training School, Bundaburg.
Other units 14 June 1943 No 467 Squadron.
Date promoted 06 October 1943 Squadron leader.
Date promoted 28 May 1944 Flight lieutenant.
Date promoted 25 June 1944 Acting wing commander.
Other units 25 June 1944 Commanding Officer No 463 Squadron.
Date of death 21 February 1945