LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Ronald Edward CURNOW

Service No: 26331
Born: Balaklava SA, 12 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1940
Unit: No. 10 Repair and Servicing Unit, Milne Bay PNG
Died: Ground Accident, Nadzab, 3 October 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edwin John and Rosine Curnow, of Pooraka, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 3 October 1944, Corporal Curnow, a Fitter IIA, was travelling as a passenger in a US military vehicle that collided with another US military vehicle at Nadzab and he was killed in the accident.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/664

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