John Richmond RYAN

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RYAN, John Richmond

Service Number: 422716
Enlisted: 23 May 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 27 September 1922
Home Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft crashed during an Operational Mission , Vansittart Bay, Western Australia, 23 March 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 422716
23 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of William James Ryan and Elsie Margaret Ryan of Bondi, NSW

 

RAAF Liberator aircraft A72-80 of 24 Squadron crashed into Vansittart Bay, WA shortly after take-off from Truscott airstrip on an Operational mission - all on board were killed:

 

Bodies not recovered, commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial -

Flying Officer John Wilson Hursthouse 416215

Flying Officer Raymond Allenby Whiting 426733

Warrant Officer William Richard Flanagan 401748

Warrant Officer Herbert Gordon Parker 408591

Flight Sergeant Howey James Boyd 427775

Flight Sergeant Ronald Malcolm Morris 46563

Flight Sergeant John Richmond Ryan 422716

Sergeant Alexander Douglas Whitehead 121592

Corporal Douglas William Madden 36484

 

Bodies recovered, buried at Adelaide River War Cemetery -

Squadron Leader Nathaniel Ivan Straus 250759 (Mentioned in Despatches)

Flight Lieutenant Charles David Parry-Okeden 404485

Flight Sergeant William Anthony Jordan Rodgers 436889

 

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