Millar, John Forrest Morton
|John Forrest Morton
|Date of Death
|Next of Kin
|Son of John and Bessie Millar, of Edinburgh.
|Vickers Wellington IC
|Edinburgh (Grange) Cemetery
|Compt. Z. Grave 366.
IBCC Memorial Information
|Royal Air Force
|Country of Origin
|Rural location, Bogs O'Mayne, Morayshire, Scotland
|Memorial Stone, Mural & Inscribed Metal Plaques
|Erected on the site of RAF Elgin (Bogs of Mayne) a satellite airfield for No 20 OTU Lossiemouth between 1940 and 1945.
Casualty Pack Number Find Out More
|AIR 81/4936 (P357067/41)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Last Operation Information
|Transit to Lossiemouth
|Reason for Loss
|Took off 1500 in the company of other aircraft and set course for Lossimouth, the aircraft having been assigned to 20OTU. As the formation proceeded on a northerly course, the weather deteriorated and about an hour into the flight, F/O Millar, the ferry pilot and sole occupant of the Wellington, was observed to lose contact. It was subsequently reported that he had crashed into Box Law, roughly 3 miles ENE of Largs, Ayrshire. The aircraft was totally destroyed and the Court of Inquiry recommended that in future a wireless operator should be tasked to accompany pilots undertaking delivery flights.