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|Pilot F/O Ronald George Bonython, 416822 (MIA / KIA) Payneham, SA
Navigator F/O Raymond Arthur Kelley, 1432 (MIA / KIA) Hamilton, NSW
MIA September 11, 1943
On July 6, 1938 embarked at Nowra Airfield and the next day flown to Richmond Airfield. On December 2, 1938 to Rockhampton to participate in a photographic survey along with Seagull A2-22. On December 7, 1938 force landed at Rockhampton. Afterwards, repaired. On December 16, 1938 returned to Richmond Airfield.
On January 1, 1939 5 Squadron was redesignated 9 Squadron. During 1940 coded "J". During August 1941 damaged.
On February 26, 1942 departed RAAF Rathmines for Sydney and embarked aboard HMNZS Monowai.
On March 2, 1942 assigned to HMAS Australia. On March 8, 1942 damaged by a heavy swell during take off.
On March 23, 1942 shipped to Noumea then loaded aboard HMS Athene and transported as cargo to Brisbane. At Archerfield Airfield disassembled and shipped by rail to Awaba in New South Wales. By early May 1942 assigned to Qantas at Rose Bay for repairs. By December 30, 1942 placed into storage.
On January 9 1943 assigned to 9 Squadron and flown to Bowen Airfield. On January 25, 1943 loaned to 5 CF in exchanged for Walrus X9515 and by the end of the month returned to 9 Squadron.
On March 15, 1943 took off from Bowen Airfield on a flight to New Guinea. On April 11, 1943 assigned to 1 Rescue and Communication Squadron (1 RCS). Four days later, detached to Dobodura. Damaged during take off from Douglas Harbor. On May 23, 1943 flown to 12 Mile Drome (Berry) near Port Moresby for repairs. On June 17, 1943 flown to Kerema.
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