LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Ronald McGregor PATERSON

Service No: 417930
Born: North Norwood SA, 13 July 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 August 1942
Unit: No. 15 Elementary Flying Training School (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 15 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft EM906), Scotland, 10 August 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery), Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil McGregor Paterson and Francis Amelia Paterson; Husband of Nellmore Joyce Paterson of Prospect, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Norwood SA
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At about 1640 hours on the 10th August 1944, Tiger Moth EM906, crashed at Limekilns Farm, Annan, Dumphries-shire, during a pin pointing and map reading training flight. The pilot was injured and Sergeant Paterson was killed. The aircraft was found crashed in a field. It had crashed into wind in a steep nose down position.

The crew members of EM906 were:

Sergeant L W Cairns (RAF) (Pilot) (PRC Refresher) Injured
Sergeant Ronald McGregor Paterson (Navigator Bomb Aimer) (417930) (PRC Refresher)

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 A705, 163/149/258; A705, 166/32/462

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