Born: June 1922, Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Died: 9th July 1944; age 22; shot down by enemy aircraft south of St. Lo, Normandy.

Rank: Flight Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 1335762.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 175 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Bayeux War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Ivy Dale; husband of Hazel Jean Dale of Ipswich.


Father – Joseph Charles Dale, born 1892, Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Mother – Ivy Mary Dale (nee Finch), born 1901, Hintlesham, Suffolk.


On the 26th December 1943, at St. Thomas’s Church, Ipswich, Ronald married, Hazel Jean Talbot, born December 1921, Werribee, Victoria, Australia. They had 1 daughter.


Ronald is also remembered on the Hintlesham War Memorial, Suffolk.


9th July 1944


Aircraft: Hawker Typhoon MK 1B; Serial number: JR 502, took off from the base at Le Fresne-Camilly, Normandy, France, on an armed reconnaissance mission. The single seated fighter was shot down by enemy aircraft south of St. Lo, Normandy, France.

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