Born: 1921, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Died: 13th June 1944.


Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class; Service Number: 1426713.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 605 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Margate Cemetery,




13th June 1944

Ronald was with 6605 servicing echelon, the maintenance section of 605 squadron (Fighter Command), based at R.A.F Marston, Kent. At 15:00, on the 13th June 1944, a Havilland Mosquito armed with one 500lb and eight 20lb bombs exploded on the ground killing Ronald and two other ground crew.

Roy Eastwood Townley; Leading Aircraftman; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

Leonard Ernest Leyburn; Aircraftman 1st Class; age 26; R.A.F.V.R.


Flight Lieutenant Rebbeck was injured and hospitalised.

Flight Officer E.L. Williams D.F.C., Leading Aircraftman Blanchard and Leading Aircraftman Briscoe were slightly injured.


Family information courtesy of David Foster.

Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan.

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