Ronald Dennis Ovis

Flight Engineer, 419 (Moose) Squadron
Service number 1882274
Died 6 December 1944
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 20

Ronald was born in 1924 in Hackney, London to Russian born David and Pauline née Woolfstein. Ronald’s father worked as a master tailor in Hackney. Ronald had one brother Sydney who served in the Royal Engineers in WW2. Ronald and Sydney both attended Owen’s School, Bedford.

Ronald was the flight engineer on Lancaster KB779 which departed RAF Middleton St George on a night operation to Osnabruck. Ronald and the rest of the crew who were Canadian were lost without trace.

Nav, Gordon Cheeseman RCAF J/38713.
W/Op, Lloyd Graham RCAF J/92095 A/G, Ezra Hansen RCAF J/95272 Pilot, Bruce Hyndman RCAF J/35209 A/G, Douglas Marcellus RCAF J/95393
F/E, Ronald Ovis
A/B, George Smith RCAF J/95481