Sergeant Ronald Swann  -  207 Squadron  
   

Sergeant Ronald Ezra Swann - RAFVR

 

 Sergeant Ronald Swann was serving as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner on board Lancaster Mk.III LM383 coded EM-R  during an operation to Braunschweig  January 14/15, 1945. The aircraft left Spilsby at 1644hrs but failed to return, six of the seven man crew were killed including Sgt Ronald Swann.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

P/O Patrick Kingston

RAAF

Pilot

Murwillumbah,N.S.W.

24

Sgt Geoffrey Walton

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Tongham,Surrey

21

Sgt Stanley Rattray

RAFVR

Navigator

Dagenham, Essex

21

Sgt T.Bowskill - POW

RCAF

Bomb Aimer

-

-

Sgt Ronald Swann

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Nottingham

21

Sgt John Morrish

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Fishponds, Bristol

19

Sgt Gordon Ferguson

RCAF

Air Gunner

-

-

 

Ronald Swann and Crew 

 Sergeant Ronald Ezra Swann RAFVR was born in 1923 and was the son of Ezra and Ada Swann of Eastwood, Nottingham. Ronald and the five other crew members who died are buried in the War Cemetery at Hanover.

Grave site at Hanover.

 

Photos courtesy of Jane Edwards, research by Linda Ibrom