Pilot Officer Reginald Thomas ANDREWS

Service No: 414745
Born: Mount Morgan QLD, 28 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 November 1941
Unit: No. 640 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Leconfield
Died: Air Operations: (No. 640 Squadron Halifax aircraft LM513), Yorkshire, 30 January 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Ethel Mary Andrews, of Alderley, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1730 hours on the night of the 30 January 1944, Halifax LM513 took off from Leconfield detailed to bomb Berlin. On return from the mission, the Pilot signalled that he only had three engines working and that he had difficulty in controlling the aircraft. The aircraft crashed at 2230 hours 1.5 miles from Catfoss aerodrome, East Yorkshire, and all the crew members were killed. The aircraft struck the ground at a fairly steep angle of approximately 30 degrees on an even keel but in a down position.

The crew members of LM513 were:

Pilot Officer Reginald Thomas Andrews (414745) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer Douglas Affleck (160648) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flying Officer James Ferdinand Cutler (149504) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Stanley Burton Kennett (1439053) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Williamson Gray Milne (1346699) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant David Maldwyn Price (1317522) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flight Sergeant Colin Tate (428810) (Rear Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/39/215

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