Leading Aircraftman Ronald Wilson MURPHY

Service No: 48223
Born: Wangaratta VIC, 17 August 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1942 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: General Reconnaissance School, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (General Reconnaissance School Anson aircraft W2253), Won Wron VIC, 21 May 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Oliver Murphy and Catherine Murphy, of Millicent, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Millicent SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 21 May 1943, General Reconnaissance School Avro Anson W2253 crashed at Won Wron and five of the six crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman George Charles Adams (40393) (Supernumerary)
Sergeant Ira Steve Bensley (413514) (Wireless Air Gunner) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 22 November 1945
Sergeant John James Denmeade (422346) (Navigator)
Sergeant Ian Laddie Duncan (415772) (Pilot)
Sergeant Gregory Carlisle Lawrence (422081) (Navigator)
Leading Aircraftman Ronald Wilson Murphy (48223) (Fitter IIE, Supernumerary)


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, 77

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