Leading Aircraftman Ronald Victor SPENCER

Service No: 50562
Born: Richmond VIC, 29 September 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 February 1942
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit
Died: Ground Accident, Bairnsdale VIC, 27 February 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Victor and Maud Mary Spencer, of Ringwood
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 February 1943, Leading Aircraftman Spencer, an Armourer, was accidentally shot by a machine gun bullet from the right machine gun of a Boulton Paul Instructional Gun Turret while it was being towed by a tractor he was driving.


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, 166/38/55

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