Sergeant Robert Ronald MUNRO

Service No: 416360
Born: Adelaide SA, 10 January 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 May 1941
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Aircraft Depot Vengeance aircraft A27-214), Laverton, 27 April 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert James Alexander and Olive Hilda Munro, of Barmera, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Barmera SA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 13 April 1943 Sergeant Munro survived a mid-air collision between Kittyhawk aircraft A29-181 and A29-173 in which Sergeant Robert Harry Overmyer (32700) was killed.

While landing at 1640 hours on 27 April 1943, Vultee Vengeance A27-214 struck an obstacle on the south west corner of the Laverton Aerodrome boundary and crashed, fatally injuring Sergeant Munro. The crew members of A27-214 were:

Flying Officer (later Flight Lieutenant) Malcolm Wilbur Baker AFC (406127) (Safety Pilot) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 27 April 1947
Sergeant Robert Ronald Munro (Pilot) (416360)


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, 221


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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