FLGOFF Michael Alfred West 406586

Squadron/s453 SQN
Rank On Discharge/Death Flying Officer (FLGOFF)
Mustering / SpecialisationPilot
Date of Birth03 May 1921
Contributing Author/sCompiled by Vince Conant
2017
The Spitfire Association

Date of birth - 03 May 1921
Place of birth - KATANNING WA
Place of enlistment - PERTH WA
Next of Kin - PRICE NANCY




France, 07-1944. Pilots of No. 453 squadron RAAF Left to right: FLGOFF J.F. Olver; FLGOFF K.K. Lawrence; SQNLDR D.H. Smith; FLTLT A. Lancaster; FLGOFF Michael West and FLTLT Pat V. McDade who was later shot down and taken prisoner of war 26-07-1944.

Bayeux, France. C. 1944-07. Pilots of No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF sightseeing outside Bayeux cathedral during a rest from patrolling the Normandy battlefields. Left to Right: Squadron Leader D. H. Smith, Flying Officer (FLGOFF) K. K. Lawrence; FLGOFF J. F. Olver; Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) V. A. Lancaster; FLGOFF M. West; FLTLT P. V. Mcdade.

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