Sergeant Ronald Edwin OBST

Service No: 437152
Born: Nuriootpa SA, 7 July 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 November 1942
Unit: No. 2 Air Navigation School, Nhill VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Navigation School Anson aircraft W2481), near Noora SA, 24 September 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Alfred and Albertina Lina Obst; husband of Verona Melva Obst, of Adelaide, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Berri SA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

During a night navigation training flight on 25 September 1943, Avro Anson W4281 crashed 5 kms west of Noora, killing its crew members.

The crew members of W2481 were:

Sergeant John Vickery Bowman (436065) (Observer)
Flying Officer Lawrence Andrew Flynn (411766) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Edwin Obst (437152) (Observer)
Pilot Officer Albert Nicholas Rapp (401832) (Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 78

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