Sergeant Douglas Robert RAMSAY

Service No: 409223
Born: Auburn VIC, 24 July 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: Armament School
Died: Aircraft Accident (Armament School Wirraway aircraft A20-283), Hamilton VIC, 8 January 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Hamilton Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel Wentworth Ramsay and Dorothy Alice Ramsay, of South Camberwell
Roll of Honour: Camberwell VIC
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1050 hours on 8 January 1943, Wirraway A20-283 crashed at Hamilton and both the crew members were killed. The aircraft was on a non-operational training flight detailed to give air experience to aerodrome defence instructors, and it stalled on a turn and spun in from 100 feet.
When it crashed, the aircraft struck Demon A1-1 seriously injuring Sergeant Stanley Patrick Joseph Fogarty (8149) (Discharged: 26 March 1946) who was working on the aircraft at the time of the accident.

The crew members of A20-283 were:

Sergeant Douglas Robert Ramsay (409223) (Staff Pilot)
Sergeant Russell Bruce Douglas Shield (23256) (Fitter Armourer, Supernumerary)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/155/93; A9845, 174


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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