Flight Sergeant Frederick James ROSS

Service No: 409278
Born: Thornbury VIC, 15 October 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: No. 139 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wyton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 139 Squadron Mosquito aircraft DZ3480, Germany, 20 August 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Paul and Elizabeth Julia Ross, of North Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2105 hours on the night of 19 August 1943 Mosquito DZ348 took off from Wyton detailed to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Dusseldorf and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of DZ348 were:

Flight Sergeant Colin Cecil Oliver Hellyer (412443) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Frederick James Ross (409278) (Pilot)


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, 166/36/103

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