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RAAF De Havilland Mosquito A52-609 at Coomalie, NT (State Library of SA [PRG 1435/4/1], 1945)
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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:400291
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:14 February 1918
Place of Birth:Albury, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:27 October 1942 (Aged 24 years)
Units:No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 82 Squadron, RAF †
No. 17 Operational Training Unit, RAF

AWM: 007936

1939-45 Star
Burma StarDefence Medal1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


18 August 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
19 August 1940Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
17 October 1940Posted to No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Tamworth.
17 October 1940Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
16 December 1940Posted to No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Amberley.
2 April 1941Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
7 April 1941Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
8 April 1941Promoted to Pilot Officer.
12 June 1941Embarked at Sydney.
Posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, RAF.
30 August 1941Disembarked United Kingdom.
16 September 1941Posted to No. 17 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
8 October 1941Promoted to Flying Officer.
26 January 1942Posted to No. 82 Squadron, RAF.
27 October 1942 †Vengeance AN944: Aircraft struck a floodlight on the side of the runway during take-off from Begumpet, India, causing it to flip on to its back and crash.

Burial Details

Grave:5. D. 16.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 6 inches 167.64 cm
Weight: 139 lbs 63.05 kg
Chest Measurement: 32 inches 81.28 cm
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Medium

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, REIS EDWARD LOUGHRY : Service Number - 400291 : Date of birth - 14 Feb 1918 : Place of birth - ALBURY NSW : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - REIS A, A9300, REIS E L.

Record updated on 2 January 2019.


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