Pilot Officer Eric BALL

Service No: 405991
Born: Charters Towers QLD, 19 November 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: No. 4 Squadron (Indian Air Force)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 4 Squadron Hurricane aircraft LDII), Myanmar, 14 August 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Alexander and Roseann May Ball, of North Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Townsville QLD
Remembered: Column 443, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 14 August 1944, Hurricane LDII was flying number 2 in a Section of two aircraft that took off at 1540 hours, on a reconnaissance of the Kaladan and Kalabor rivers. After about 50 minutes flying, the Section Leader saw LDII dive towards the ground, pull up to about 150 feet, and then dive once more and hit the ground.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/660