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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

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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

Crew St Jeans near Haifa
Aussie fliers force-landed in Crete_Wiblin page
Dad with Jimmy and Ross Smith from Melbourne

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."

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