DOUCH, Ronald Eardley

Plane was a DAP Beaufort A9-518 which took off on an armed reconnaissance mission near Wewak and crashed near the Murik Lakes. During 1946 this crash site was found and remains were recovered. Four crew and one passenger were killed.

Last Name
DOUCH
Given Names
Ronald Eardley
Service Number
412499
Date of Birth
14/06/1922
Birth Location
Willoughby N.S.W
Enlistment Date
19/07/1941
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
17/10/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 19
Intake Date
13/09/1941
Finish Date
04/05/1942
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
25/03/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
15 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Flying battle New Guinea
Date of Death
25/03/1945
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Lae War Cemetery Papua New Guinea
Notes

Plane was a DAP Beaufort A9-518 which took off on an armed reconnaissance mission near Wewak and crashed near the Murik Lakes. During 1946 this crash site was found and remains were recovered. Four crew and one passenger were killed.

Posting on Death
15 Squadron Camden
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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