REIS, EDWARD LOUGHRY
|Service:||Royal Australian Air Force|
|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
|18 August 1940||Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.|
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
|19 August 1940||Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF, Bradfield Park.|
|17 October 1940||Posted to No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Tamworth.|
|17 October 1940||Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.|
|16 December 1940||Posted to No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Amberley.|
|2 April 1941||Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.|
|7 April 1941||Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.|
|8 April 1941||Promoted to Pilot Officer.|
|12 June 1941||Embarked at Sydney.|
Posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, RAF.
|30 August 1941||Disembarked United Kingdom.|
|16 September 1941||Posted to No. 17 Operational Training Unit, RAF.|
|8 October 1941||Promoted to Flying Officer.|
|26 January 1942||Posted 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.|
|Cemetery:||MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI|
|Grave:||5. D. 16.|
||5 feet 6 inches
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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