RYAN Desmond Joseph 406797

LEST WE FORGET

Warrant Officer Desmond Joseph RYAN

Service No: 406797
Born: Coolgardie WA, 31 July 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 7 Operational Training Unit, Tocumwal, NSW
Died: Accident, Finley NSW, 12 May 1945, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Tocumwal General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Patrick John and Margaret Ryan, of West Leederville, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Warrant Officer Ryan was killed in a motor vehicle accident near Finley on 12 May 1945.

References:

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 A705, 166/36/572

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990
Nelmes, M.V. (Michael) Tocumwal to Tarakan: Australians and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Banner Books Belconnen ACT 2616, 1994
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Boston, Mitchell and Liberator in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992