DOW Ronald 406714

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Ronald DOW

Service No: 406714
Born: Perth WA, 26 January 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Nhill VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 6 Squadron Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144) Ceduna SA, 17 January 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Ceduna (Murat Bay) Public Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Helen Dow; husband of Gwynneth Temple Dow, of South Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144 crashed on take-off at Ceduna SA on 17 January 1942 while on delivery to No. 14 Squadron at RAAF Station Pearce WA.

Those killed on A16-144 were:

Flight Lieutenant David Burton Bradley (223) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Dow (406714) (Second Pilot)
Squadron Leader Gordon Stanley Laming (84) (Pilot, Supernumerary)
Corporal William Clyde Lindsay (23720)
Flight Sergeant Frederick Archibald Walker (407383) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert William Westcott (401557)

References:

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, 136

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990
Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989