Warrant Officer Ross SMITH
459 RAAF Squadron
Service No. 410754
Date of Birth: 11 Aug 1921
Place of Birth: TRAFALGAR, VIC
Date of Enlistment: 31 Jan 1942
Date of Discharge: 12 Sep 1945
Rank: Warrant Officer
Date of Death: 05 Sep 2003
Crew Ventura MkV FP547 'N'
Flying Officer : R.R. Corcoran, RAF
Flight Sergeant : J.G. Laughlin, RAAF
Flight Sergeant : R.A. Smith, RAAF
Flight Sergeant : W.E. Tee, RAAF
Crew Baltimore MkV FW480 'T'
Pilot Officer W.D. Calvert, RAAF
Pilot Officer K.J. Wiblin, RAAF
Warrant Officer R.K. Mahoney, RAAF
Warrant Officer R. Smith, RAAF
Jack Simmond's (459 Sqdn) daughter Linda Butcher wrote from England
"Jimmy Gee was from Manchester and he, dad and Ross were together at Hooton Park Radio school in Cheshire. Dad was making plans for a reunion with him in Devon when he got a letter to say he had been killed just weeks before the end of the war in Europe.
Ross Smith was one of dad's great Aussie pals. He stayed with my Gran and Grandad in London quite often and they were very fond of him. I went to the house today and found lots of correspondence between dad and Ross. He lived in Cowes, Vic. His wife was Dorothy and he had four daughters and ten grandchildren."