Sergeant Ronald MARSHALL

Service No: 400306
Born: Preston VIC, 16 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940
Unit: No. 57 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Feltwell
Died: Air Operations: (No. 57 Squadron Wellington aircraft X3410), Germany, 2 April 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Thomas John and Queenie Elizabeth Marshall, of Bayswater, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sandringham VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2120 hours on the night of 1 April 1942Wellington X3410 took off from Feltwell detailed to bomb Hanau, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was later established that the aircraft crashed at Frettingheim approximately 35 miles south west of Hanau. All the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of X3410 were:

Sergeant Claude Francis Curtis (1375137) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Stirling Lindfield Green (404564) (Observer)
Squadron Leader Guy De Laval Harvie (36112) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant David Henderson (1356436) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Ronald Marshall (400306) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Thomas Henry Tozer (76019) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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, 163/142/334

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