Flying Officer Dick SMITH

Service No: 401713
Born: Maryborough QLD, 19 August 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 March 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 196 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Raid: Aldwych, (London), 30 June 1944, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel Perry Smith and Sylvia Agnes Smith, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on leave on 30 June 1944, two RAAF members were killed and two injured when a flying bomb fell on Aldwych, London, at about 1410 hours. The RAAF members were:

Flying Officer Stanley William Burney (412896) (No. 174 Squadron RAF) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 30 June 1945
Flight Sergeant Oswald Edward Ferguson BEM (3913) (Fitter II Airframe, No. 10 Squadron RAAF)
Flight Lieutenant Ivo Warwick Greville (406845) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 23 October 1945
Flying Officer Dick Smith (401713) (No. 196 Squadron RAF)


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, 166/38/591


Holmes, Steve with Ken Scott Sherlock’s Squadron: The Incredible true story of the unsung RAF heroes of World War II, John Blake Publishing, London UK, 2013

Book Now Book Now