ELLYARD Ronald Victor 406932

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Ronald Victor ELLYARD

Service No: 406932
Born: Como WA, 27 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 May 1941
Unit: No. 12 Squadron, Pell NT
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 12 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-544), Pine Creek NT, 2 August 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Marmaduke and Emily Ellyard; husband of Muriel Bertha Ellyard, of Subiaco, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Subiaco WA
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

During a dive-bombing practice at 1545 hours on 2 August 1942, Wirraway A20-544 crashed at Pine Creek following the structural failure and detachment of the port wing. The aircraft burned and the crew was killed.

The crew members of A20-544 were:

Flying Officer Ronald Victor Ellyard (406932) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Angus Milton Nicholls (32805) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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, 196

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991