This Day in History: 1956-06-07

Major DA Truss and Major Pahalmansing Gurung were killed when their Auster reconnaissance aircraft crashed in the jungle about 6 miles from Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan, Malaya. Both were very experienced and capable men who were a great loss to the 1st Battalion. They were buried with full military honours in Kuala Lumpur the following day.