Ronald James COLEMAN

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COLEMAN, Ronald James

Service Numbers: A36095, Naval Officer
Enlisted: 3 May 1948
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: No. 805 Squadron (RAN)
Born: Hampton, Victoria, Australia, 6 April 1929
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 2 January 1952, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Brighton War Memorial, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, East Rockingham Korean War Roll of Honour, Korean War Memorial (Ipswich, Qld), Lithgow War Memorial, Memorial Lane Murals (Gympie, Qld)
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Korean War Service

3 May 1948: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, SN A36095
25 Jun 1950: Involvement
2 Jan 1952: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, SN Naval Officer, No. 805 Squadron (RAN), RAN Operations - Korea

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sub Lieutenant (Pilot) Ronald James Coleman of 805 Squadron RAN in Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 WE686 launched from HMAS Sydney on a Carrier Air Patrol and disappeared from his formation - his body was never recovered and he is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action

Ronald Coleman's brother A32698 RAAF Aircraftman Leslie Harold Coleman served with 77 Squadron in Korea in 1954