LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Bruce Edward Charles FORD

Service No: 416754
Born: Adelaide SA, 6 June 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 September 1941
Unit: No. 232 Squadron (RAF), Palam, India
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 232 Squadron Liberator aircraft EW662), in the vicinity of Cocos Islands, Indian Ocean, 30 August 1945, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward and Emily Grace Ford, of Kensington Gardens, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Norwood SA
Remembered: Column 457, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Flying Officer Ford was the pilot of a Liberator aircraft of 232 (Transport) Squadron flying from India to Australia on a non-operational transport run on 30 August 1945. He is missing believed killed in an aircraft accident in the vicinity of Cocos Island.

The No. 232 Squadron members lost on 30 August 1945 are:

Flying Officer Walter Albert John Dearlove (195889) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Robert James Deery (1522872) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer Bruce Edward Charles Ford (416754) (Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant Stuart Edward Goldsworthy (151101) (RAFVR)
Warrant Officer Leonard William Edward Hilder (1270683) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer Ronald George Sweetman (187438) (RAFVR)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, FORD B E C

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