Sergeant William Bruce WARD

Service No: 411622
Born: Windsor NSW, 25 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 May 1941
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 3 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft FR271), Tunisia, 6 April 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Medjez-EI-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Bruce and Annie Ward, of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Honour Roll of Old Newingtonians, Stanmore NSW
Remembered: Windsor Memorial Park Gates, Windsor NSW

On 6 April 1943, Kittyhawk FR271 flown by Sergeant Ward was one of 12 aircraft detailed to bomb and strafe enemy concentrations in the forward area in Tunisia. At 1610 hours, FR271 was hit by anti-aircraft fire and spun in and burned when it crashed and Sergeant Ward was killed.


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, 166/43/136
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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