Flight Sergeant Ronald Henry SCHARF

Service No: 434706
Born: Elsternwick VIC, 1 December 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 January 1943
Unit: No. 450 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 450 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft), Cervia Italy, 12 May 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph Anton Scharf and Mabel Lillian Scharf, of Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 May 1945, a Kittyhawk aircraft flown by Flight Sergeant Scharf crashed during a landing approach at Cervia, Italy, and he was killed. The aircraft had been engaged on practice formation flying.


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, 166/37/1066

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