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BAILEY, RONALD SUMMERSON

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:401770
Rank:Sergeant
Date of Birth:23 April 1920
Place of Birth:Merbein, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death:28 March 1942 (Aged 21 years)
Units:No. 75 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

NAA: A9301, 401770


1939-45 StarPacific Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45

Timeline

29 March 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 1 Initial Training School, RAAF.
24 May 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
29 May 1941Posted to No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.
26 July 1941Posted to No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Deniliquin.
19 September 1941Awarded Flying Badge.
13 November 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
14 November 1941Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Ascot Vale.
8 December 1941Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
19 January 1942Posted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, Nhill.
16 February 1942Posted to Station Headquarters, Williamtown.
10 March 1942Posted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF, Townsville.
28 March 1942 †Kittyhawk A29-5: Aircraft shot down by Japanese aircraft over Port Moresby.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:PORT MORESBY MEMORIAL
Panel:Panel 9.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 7¼ inches 170.82 cm
Weight: 126 lbs 57.15 kg
Chest Measurement: 35 inches 88.90 cm
Complexion:
Eyes:
Hair:

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, BAILEY RONALD SUMMERSON : Service Number - 401770 : Date of birth - 23 Apr 1920 : Place of birth - MERBEIN VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - BAILEY IRENE, A9301, 401770.

Record updated on 4 May 2018.


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