Wing Commander Colin George Milson

Service number 402379
Ranks Held Acting Wing Commander, Squadron Leader, Wing Commander
Birth Date 16 June 1919
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Longreach
Death Date 14 July 1975
Final Rank Wing Commander
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Units
Place Longreach
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1945-07-13
Published in London Gazette in 1943-04-20
Published in London Gazette in 1944-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1944-12-05
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1943-04-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-12-14
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-07-19
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-08-03

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    No. 455 Squadron
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Acting Wing Commander
    London Gazette
    13 July 1945 on page 3619 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    19 July 1945 on page 1550 at position 116
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    No. 39 Squadron (RAF)
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Squadron Leader
    London Gazette
    20 April 1943 on page 1797 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 April 1943 on page 901 at position 17
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • 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. 455 Squadron
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Squadron Leader
    London Gazette
    11 July 1944 on page 3241 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    03 August 1944 on page 1548 at position 4
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    No. 455 Squadron
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Squadron Leader
    London Gazette
    05 December 1944 on page 5580 at position 3
    Commonwealth Gazette
    14 December 1944 on page 2745 at position 14
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 16 June 1919
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940
Other units 1940 No 2 Initial Training School, Bradford Park.
Other units 1940 No 26 Elementary Flying Training School.
Other 04 November 1940 Left Australia.
Other units 1941 No 22 Elementary Flying Training School, Rhodesia.
Date promoted 21 May 1941 Pilot officer.
Date promoted 01 October 1941 Acting flight lieutenant.
Date promoted 21 November 1941 Flying officer.
Other units 1942 No 2 Operational Training Unit, Chivenor Devon, UK.
Other units 07 May 1942 No 39 Squadron, Middle East, flying Beaufort Bombers.
Date promoted 02 November 1942 Acting squadron leader.
Date of honour or award 1943-04 Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Date promoted 1943-04 Squadron leader.
Other units 22 October 1943 No 144 Squadron.
Date of honour or award 1944-07 Awarded tbe bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Date promoted 23 October 1944 Acting wing commander.
Other units 23 October 1944 Commanding Officer No 455 Squadron.
Date of honour or award 1944-12 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Date of honour or award 1945-07 Awarded the bar to the Distinguished Service Odrer for an attack on German shipping in a Norwegian fjord.
Date of death 14 July 1975