Ronald Franklin FENTON

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FENTON, Ronald Franklin

Service Number: 412938
Enlisted: 15 August 1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: 20 Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Born: Kelly's Plains, New South Wales, Australia, 1 August 1922
Home Town: Glen Innes, Glen Innes Severn, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Ground Battle, Bournemouth, England, 23 May 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Bournemouth North Cemetery, England
Memorials: Armidale High School WW2 In Memoriam Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

15 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 412938, Sydney, New South Wales
23 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 412938, 20 Advanced Flying Unit (RAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Attack by Luftwaffe FW190 aircraft which damaged hotels in Bournemouth administered by RAAF Number 3 Personnel Despatch & Reception Centre as leave / recreation centres.

3PDRC operated in Bournemouth from July 1941 to January 1946 administering RAAF and some RCAF personnel.  21 airmen were killed in the raid: 3 members of the RAF; 13 RCAF and 7 RAAF

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