Flight Sergeant Ronald Clifford WILLIAMS

Service No: 409357
Born: Northcote VIC, 2 June 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 142 Squadron (RAF), Kairouan, Tunisia
Died: Air Operations: (No. 142 Squadron Wellington aircraft LN330), Italy, 20 October 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Rome War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Gordon Williams and Eileen Mary Williams, of Fairfield, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington LN330 of 142 Squadron took off at 1650 hours on 20th October 1943, detailed to bomb Purbura Aerodrome. No news was received from the aircraft after take off, and it failed to return to base. Several crews reported seeing an aircraft falling in flames over the target but no definite time was stated. It is believed that this aircraft was LN 330 and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LN330 were:

Flight Sergeant Sidney Maynard Close (416413) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer John Joseph Craner (403791) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Stanley Potts (138297) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Peter Lewis Smith (1230427) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Ronald Clifford Williams (409357) (Bomb Aimer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/43/393

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