CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
INTO SEA 1.5 MILES OFF BARGARA,
NEAR BUNDABERG, QLD
ON 1 JUNE 1942

 

On 1 June 1942, Avro Anson AW 902 from 8 Service Flying Training School (8 SFTS) at Bundaberg crashed into the sea at approximately 1142 hours about 1.5 miles off Bargara which is on the coast near Bundaberg. The aircraft wreckage was discovered in 32 ft of water, about 1.5miles offshore. 

The crew of three were reported as missing as follows:-

F/Sgt Ronald Campbell Davies (400394), Pilot
LAC Walter James Regan (415485)
LAC Clifford James Lucas (420765)

 


Photo:- Barbara Paramor (nee Davies)

Plaque that was consecrated on Anzac Day 2007 to commemorate the tragic deaths of
these airmen. The plaque is located on the beach at Bargara near where the aircraft crashed.

 

RONALD CAMPBELL DAVIES
Rank: Flight Sergeant, Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 25 years
Service No: 400394
Son of William Llewellyn Payne Davies and Flora McKellar Davies; husband of Jean Davies, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 6.
Cemetery: SYDNEY MEMORIAL

Personal Details for Flight Sergeant Ronald Davies

 

WALTER JAMES REGAN
Rank: Leading Aircraftman, Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 21 years
Service No: 415485
Son of John Richard and Olive Agnes Regan, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7.
Cemetery: SYDNEY MEMORIAL

Personal Details for LAC Walter Regan

 

CLIFFORD JAMES LUCAS
Rank: Leading Aircraftman, Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 19 years
Service No: 420765
Son of Henry James Lucas and Ethel Lucas, of Batlow, New South Wales.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7.
Cemetery: SYDNEY MEMORIAL

Personal details for LAC Clifford Lucas

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Barbara Paramor (nee Davies) for her assistance with this web page. Barbara, the daughter of the pilot, Ronald Davies, was born 5 weeks after her father died.

 

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This page first produced 24 March 2005

This page last updated 30 August 2015