Flying Officer Ronald George Stanley BURROWS

Service No: 401898
Born: Melbourne VIC, 25 July 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: Ferry Command (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (Ferry Command Hudson aircraft FK690), Gander, 6 December 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Gander War Cemetery, Newfoundland, Canada
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Doris Violet Burrows; husband of Adeline Mena Grace Burrows, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brunswick VIC
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0351 hours on 6 December 1942, Hudson FK690 took off at Gander, Newfoundland, on a delivery flight to the UK. The aircraft stalled immediately after take-off and crashed in flames, killing all the crew members.

The crew members of FK690 were:

Flying Officer Ronald George Stanley Burrows (401898) (Pilot)
Sergeant Jack Eric Fazel (405399) (Radio Operator)
Sergeant Douglas Percy Charles Simmons (1334966) (RAFVR) (Co-Pilot)
Pilot Officer Graeme Hamilton Thompson (125886) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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, 163/24/355

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