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Burrows, Ronald George Stanley (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-December-06

Birth Date: 1915-July-25 (age 27)

Born: Pyramid Hill, Loddon Shire, Victoria, Australia

Son of George and Doris Violet Burrows

Husband of Adeline Mena Grace Burrows, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Home: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Enlistment: Melbourne, Australia

Enlistment Date: 1941-04-26

45 Group (RAF)
Gander, Newfoundland
Pilot Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

Hudson MK Vl FK690

Ferry Flight 1942-December-06 to 1942-December-06

() Ferry Command (RAF) Gander, Newfoundland

RAF Ferry Command, Gander, Newfoundland. Hudson aircraft FK 690 crashed and caught fire just after taking off from the aerodrome for a trans-Atlantic flight, killing the entire crew. The cause of the crash was undetermined

Pilot Officer RG Burrows (RAAF), Sergeant EF Fazel (RAAF), Sergeant DP Simmons (RAFVR) and Pilot Officer GH Thomson (RAFVR) were all killed in this flying accident

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 316

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This incident involved multiple aircraft:

  1. Hudson MK Vl Serial: FK690
  2. Hudson MK Vl Serial: FK690

All the aircraft in the above list are referenced in this report.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Google MapMoonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia
Google MapCWG Cemetery
Plot 3 Row 1 Grave 4

Hudson FK690

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson MK Vl FK690

Hudson s/n FK 690 crashed one minute after take off from Gander and caught fire. All four crew killed.
1942-December-06 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Gander Newfoundland Names: Burrows | Fazel | Simmons | Thomson
1942-December-06 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Names: Burrows | Fazel | Simmons | Thomson

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