Sergeant Ronald Francis BUTLER

Service No: 426529
Born: Brisbane QLD, 8 September 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, East Sale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-409), near Yarram VIC, 7 October 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Victor and Eileen Margaret Butler, of New Farm, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 7 October 1943, A9-409 crashed into the sea just east of Woodside Beach. The cause of the accident is unknown.

The crew members of A9-409 were:

Sergeant Ronald Francis Butler (426529) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant William John Rogers (427150) (Navigator)
Sergeant Gordon George Sexton (426692) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Laurence William Smith (425769) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 256

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