Ronald William MCDONALD


MCDONALD, Ronald William

Service Number: 419203
Enlisted: 17 July 1942
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 13 November 1923
Home Town: Box Hill, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: RAAF Pilot
Died: Flying Battle, New Britain, New Britain, Pacific Islands, 3 November 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Rabaul Memorial, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rabaul Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 419203
17 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
17 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 419203
3 Nov 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 419203, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Ronald William McDonald 419203 of 77SQN RAAF was killed when Kittyhawk A29-185 was shot down between Kiriwina and Goodenough Island, New Guinea - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Rabaul Memorial