Flight Sergeant Ronald Gerald McCAULEY

Service No: 405452
Born: Millthorpe NSW, 11 August 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1941 (at Brisbane NSW)
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 12 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8644), Germany, 9 September 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Henry and Helen McCauley, of Clifton, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Goulburn-Mulwaree Honour Roll 1939-1972, Goulburn NSW

Wellington Z8644 took off from RAF Binbrook at 2031 hours on the night of 8/9th September 1942 to bomb Frankfurt, 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 Nackenheim on the east bank of the Rhine, 11 kms south south east of Mainz, Germany and all crew members were killed.

The crew members of Z8644 were:

Sergeant William Charles Budd (1262254) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Howard Flavell (951190) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Ronald Gerard McCauley (405452) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Charles Henry Doyle Moseley (406574) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Herbert James Thomson (401470) (Navigator)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/141/712
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line