LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Alan Barton ROSS

Service No: 417001
Born: Adelaide SA, 23 June 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 100 Squadron, Milne Bay PNG
Died: Air Operations (No. 100 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-197), New Guinea, 25 February 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Martin Ross and Hilda Muriel Ross, of Fullarton, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 9, Port Moresby Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Beaufort aircraft A9-197 went missing on operations from Gurney Field on 25 February 1943. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Albert Dudley Chivers (412805) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flying Officer Frederick Thomas Fromm (269689) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Alan Barton Ross (417001) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer George Binnie Yuille (411425) (Pilot)

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 A9845, 247

Bibliography:

Graham, B. (Burton) and Frank Smyth, A Nation Grew Wings: The Story of the RAAF Beaufort Squadrons in New Guinea, Winterset House Publishers Melbourne VIC, 1946
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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