WOFF Ronald John Henry Adcock 414875


Squadron/s152 SQN RAF
Rank On Discharge/Death Warrant Officer (WOFF)
Date of Birth01 Dec 1921
Date of Death18 Aug 1944
Contributing Author/sVince Conant
The Spitfire Association
2017

ADCOCK, Warrant Officer, RONALD JOHN HENRY, 414875. Royal Australian Air Force. 18th August 1944. Age 22. Son of Leslie and Esther Maud Adcock, of Herberton, Queensland, Australia. Column 443.

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS 414875 Warrant Officer ADCOCK, Ronald John Henry Source: AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705 166/3/266 Commonwealth War Graves Records

Aircraft Type: Spitfire Serial number: NB 397 Radio call sign: Unit: ATTAD 152 SQN RAF

Summary: A No2 RAF Search Party report stated “the aircraft wreckage of Spitfire NB397 was found in position 23.12N 94.05E some 1.5 miles north of Kanipala, Burma. The aircraft was identified by its engine numbers and crashed on 18/81944. The body was reported to be buried near the crash site, but no grave was found and the body was not been found after search. Crew: RAAF 414875 WO R J H Adcock, (Pilot) WO Adcock has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore. The Memorial stands in the Kranji War Cemetery, which is 22kms north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the city of Singapore.




We Will Remember Him

Unable to ever locate Ronald's body, he is commemorated at the Singapore Memorial in the Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore

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152 SQN RAF

No 152 Squadron was formed on 1 October 1918 at Rochford as a Camel night fighter unit and in mid-October moved to France to defend Allied Bases against enemy night bombers. The...

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