Pilot Officer Reginald Austin DAVIS

Service No: 413155
Born: Redfern NSW, 2 January 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 august 1941
Unit: No. 190 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Fairford
Died: Air Operations: (No. 190 Squadron Stirling aircraft LJ829), Netherlands, 20 September 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Arnhem Ooosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Roland Bernard and Mary Davis, of Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia. B.Ec. (Sydney)
Roll of Honour: Leichardt NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Leichhardt Memorial, Leichardt NSW
Remembered: University of Sydney World War 2 Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW

At 1503 hours on 20 September 1944 Stirling LJ829 took off from Fairford detailed to carry out air operations in the Netherlands. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was totally wrecked near Arnhem and all on board were killed.

The crew members of LJ829 were:

Warrant Officer I Thomas William Allen (R/131619) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer I David Lorne Brouse (R/82714) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Stanley James Cooke (1093155) (RAFVR) (Second Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Reginald Austin Davis (413155) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Edward Francis Keen (1850765) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flying Officer Roderick James Matheson (J/20179) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Driver Joseph Francis Leech (T/10663588) (Royal Army Service Corps, 253 Airborne Company)
Lance Corporal Frederick Rexstrew (T/179420) (Royal Army Service Corps, 253 Airborne Company)
Pilot Officer Keith Willett (426206) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)


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 A9300, DAVIS R A

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