Sergeant Frederick Joseph RYAN

Service No: 403149
Born: Gunnedah NSW, 9 July 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 3 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft AK145), Egypt-Libya border area, 16 June 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Laura May Ryan, of Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 266, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 June 1942, Kittyhawk AK145 flown by Sergeant Ryan was in a formation of 9 aircraft detailed to bomb enemy concentrations in the Sidi Rozegh area. During the action heavy anti-aircraft fire was encountered, and on the return trip enemy aircraft attempted to intercept but broke away after a short encounter. AK145 was not seen again after this engagement and the aircraft failed to return to base.


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, 163/159/84

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