Also Known AsR. J. HooperAdditional InformationRonald John Hooper, known as John, a bank clerk with the Commonwealth Bank aged 18 years, enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in September 1941. On July 20 1942 during a flight training exercise near Deniliquin (NSW), Leading Air Craftman John Hooper and LAC Cecil Germain were killed when their Wirraway aircraft crashed at high speed. He is buried in Tewantin Cemetery.
Ronald’s father William Hooper was the head teacher at Tewantin State School. Well-known Tewantin butcher and WWI serviceman W J Ross signed Ronald’s enlistment papers as a character referee.