Warrant Officer Ross HARDIE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 902422 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 3 Aircraft Delivery Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (Marauder aircraft FB509), Catania, Sicily, 17 May 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander Forester Hardie and Elsie Hardie, of Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Just after takeoff on a ferry flight on 17 May 1944, the starboard engine on Marauder FB509 caught fire and the aircraft crashed 8 km south west of Catania, Sicily and its three crew members were killed.

The crew members of FB509 were:

Pilot Officer John Weymss Clark (J/86974) (RCAF)
Warrant Officer Ross Hardie (902422) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Allan Henry March (404644) (RNZAF) (Wireless Operator)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/592

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