Flying Officer Ronald Robert PAXTON

Service No: 402133
Born: Cremorne NSW, 19 August 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 4 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 4 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-116), Alexishafen area PNG, 2 May 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reginald Paxton; husband of Olive Mary Paxton, of Roseville, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial PNG
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0910 hours on 2 May 1944, Boomerang A46-116 took off from the Gusap airstrip detailed to carry out a reconnaissance flight north of the Alexishafen area, New Guinea. A46-116 was escorted by two aircraft and was last seen by the escorts flying north-0west at 500 feet over Myrukinam. A46-116 failed to return to base and Flying Officer Paxton was reported missing.


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, 166/32/371; A9845, 205

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