Ronald Thomas HAND

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HAND, Ronald Thomas

Service Number: 28891
Enlisted: 12 March 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 13 December 1918
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Sea, 23 December 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Mar 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 28891
12 Mar 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
23 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Bertram and Florence Ella Hand of Unley, South Australia

 

RAAF Beaufighter aircraft A19-22 of 31 Squadron crashed into Fog Bay, Timor Sea after turning back from an operational mission due to engine trouble - both crewmen were killed: Sergeant Ronald Thomas Hand 28891 & Warrant Officer Mervyn Campbell Smith 400047