HARVEY Reginald Victor 406246

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Reginald Victor HARVEY

Service No: 406246
Born: Albany WA, 29 March 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 October 1940
Unit: No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Amberley, QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-169), near Amberley QLD, 15 April 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Ipswich General Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lancelot William Frederick and Lucy Harvey, of Subiaco, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Subiaco WA
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 15 April 1941, Wirraway A20-169 dived into ground at 15 kms west of Amberley at Mutdapilly during air to ground bombing practice and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-169 were:

Leading Aircraftman Reginald Victor Harvey (406246) (Student Pilot)
Sergeant Peter Blair McLaughlan (407063) (Instructor Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 107