1 W.A.G.S. Memorial Roll

The Memorial Roll commemorates to date 1,182 RAAF 1 W.A.G.S. trainees who were killed in action or on active service during WW2. These brave young men made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country, leaving behind grief-stricken families often not knowing what happened to their loved ones. As Wireless Operators, Air Gunners and Navigators they were crew for RAF and RAAF squadrons and served in all Theatres of War during WW2 - the U.K, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Pacific and Australia. Those who perished died as a result of air battles, aircraft accidents or as P.O.W’s. and many rest isolated from their homeland. Those servicemen on the MEMORIAL ROLL are listed below in alphabetical order.

This site is our way of paying homage to these 1 W.A.G.S airmen and their families. More

Name
Service No.
Status
Rank
Operations
O'CONNOR, Ian
29520
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident U.K
O'DEA, Donald John
408590
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies
O'DEA, Ronald Patrick
427017
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
O'DONNELL, Brian John
429730
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Osnabruck Germany
O'DONNELL, John Donald
436817
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness Tuberculosis NSW
O'LOUGHLIN, Justin Vincent
416226
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Italy
O'MEARA, John Patrick
410370
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany
O'NEILL, Jack Carson Grayson
404036
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East
O'NEILL, Richard Glasson
415949
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K target Leipzig
O'NEILL, Thomas Edward
407451
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Buna Strip Sumatra
O'REILLY, Francis Michael
406730
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
O'SHLACK, Joe
410560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
O'SULLIVAN, Robert John
415910
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops.target Dortmund Germany
O'SULLIVAN, Thomas Charles
415736
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
OBST, Ronald Edwin
437152
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Loxton, South Australia
ODGERS, David Archibald
427623
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Brewster VIC. Australia
OLSEN, George Glenn
436361
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Merseburg Germany
OMSBY, Leonard Arthur
407871
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon
ORCHARD, Kenneth Arthur
408663
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops Timor Sea
ORGILL, John Victor
441469
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Died whilst POW Celebes - died of injuries after being beaten by Japanese guards.
OSBORN, Stanley Albert
407374
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Burma
OSBORNE, John Edward
417877
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
OWEN, Jack Harrison
400392
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Netherlands target Essen.

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs