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Warrant Officer Ronald John Henry ADCOCK (414875) of the Royal Australian Air Force
Lost in aircraft Spitfire MD397
Death of Death 1944-08-18 .
Served in 152 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : Column 443. at Singapore Memorial, Singapore
More Details: SON OF LESLIE AND ESTHER MAUD ADCOCK, OF HERBERTON, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash||18 Aug 44||Aircraft Name||Spitfire VIII||Serial Number||MD397|
|Unit||152 Sqdn||Operating Airfield||Imphal||Country||Singapore|
|Aircrew details||WO Ronald John Henry ADCOCK* |
|Details||Cr while attacking ground targets http://www.152hyderabad.co.uk/html/your_memories.htm "During August the Boys got in hours doing Strafes against well-hidden Jap ground positions but we lost another pilot. 'Addy', one of us new Boys. On August 19th F/Sgt Adcock, a wiry Aussie from the Outback, overdid a strafing run and spread his aircraft and himself all over his target. 221 Group's AOC sent us a message to the effect that a few scruffy Japs were not worth the loss of a Pilot and Aircraft." . [ORB}WE lost WO Adcock today during a Rhubarb of the Mytha Valley. He took off with FO Francis and at 1010 FO Francis heard him say on the RT 'I have found a barge'. A few seconds later he said. I have hit a tree, I am trying to make base but dont think i will manage it. FO francis at once searched the area for signs of him and 1015 saw a flash of red flame and a second afterwards an aircraft in flames in some trees about 3m S of Kalemyo just west of Mytha rriver. He searched for signs of life or a parachute but saw nothing.|
Other Aircrew lost in Spitfire VIII MD397
|Rank||Name, Number, Trade & Details||Date||Unit||Country||Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref|
|Warrant Officer||Ronald John Henry ADCOCK (414875) Spitfire MD397||1944-08-18||152 Sqdn AIR27||Singapore||Singapore Memorial|