Ronald F Churchill

Ronald married Betty Shepard on 11th January 1942, in Cherington, Warwickshire. He was on active service in the RAF at the time with 419 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force based at Mildenhall in Suffolk.
He flew in Wellington bombers as an Air Gunner/Wireless Operator.

wellington bomber

His final mission in Wellington Mk.III X3360 VR-R took off from Mildenhall at 23:15 on the 5th. August 1942 on a bombing operation to Essen and crashed at Budberg, 9km NW of Duisbergh.

The crew at the time were:
P/O RM Krefting RCAF
F/S WJ Macauley RCAF
Sgt HA Brown RCAF
Sgt RF Churchill RAF
Sgt TH Lawton RAF
Sgt AH Johnson RAF

All are buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetry

Ronald Churchill's Commonwealth Graves Commision Certificate