HASKINS, Ronald Henry

Plane was a Lancaster JA896 DX-D which took off from Scampton for Milan and overshot the runway on return to Scampton and crashed. Four of the seven crew died, two were injured and Haskins was critically injured and died within a few hours after the accident.

Last Name
HASKINS
Given Names
Ronald Henry
Service Number
415789
Date of Birth
05/08/1921
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
01/02/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
02/04/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 24
Intake Date
28/03/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
16/08/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
57 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Died of injuries from air ops. R.A.F hospital Rauceby U.K
Date of Death
16/08/1943
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Scampton [St. John The Baptist] Churchyard Lincolnshire U.K
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star A/C Europe Star Defence & War medal
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster JA896 DX-D which took off from Scampton for Milan and overshot the runway on return to Scampton and crashed. Four of the seven crew died, two were injured and Haskins was critically injured and died within a few hours after the accident.

Posting on Death
57 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - HASKINS Ronald Henry - Service Number 415789 (edited-2)
1WAGS - HASKINS Ronald Henry - Service Number 415789 (edited-2)
1WAGS - HASKINS Ronald Henry - Service Number 415789 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial