Frederick Joseph RYAN

RYAN, Frederick Joseph

Service Number: 403149
Enlisted: 9 December 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia , 9 July 1921
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: De La Salle College Armidale (1934-39) Teachers College , New South Wales, Australia (1939-40)
Occupation: Student Teacher
Died: Flying Battle, Sidi Rezegh area, Libya, Middle East, 16 June 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane No 3 Squadron Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 403149
9 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 403149, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
9 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 403149, No. 2 Initial Training School Bradfield Park
20 May 1941: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, 403149, Emb. Sydney for Canada
13 Jun 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, 403149, Royal Canadian Air Force Training Units
1 Sep 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
16 Jun 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 403149, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Ryan 403149 in Kittyhawk AL145 of 3SQN was killed when his aircraft was shot down / hit by flak north-west of El Adem on his third bombing / strafing mission of the day - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt