LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Reginald Leslie Read MORAN

Service No: 69088
Born: Caringbah NSW, 1 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 August 1942
Unit: No. 41 Squadron, Townsville QLD
Died: Ground Accident, Cairns QLD, 25 January 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Cairns Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie and Lenore Millicent Moran; husband of Constance Margaret Moran, of Lithgow, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Lithgow NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Catalina Base Memorial, Rathmines NSW

On 25 January 1945, Leading Aircraftman Moran, a Fitter IIE, was electrocuted while on duty in the Squadron Maintenance Section at Cairns.

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 A705, 166/28/500
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

McFarlane, C.C. (Cyrus C.) Tojo’s Fate: Australia’s secret war, Sid Harta Publishers Glen Waverley VIC 3150, 2009
McMillan A. (Andrew) Catalina Dreaming: rescues exciting missions and other stories about the famous Australian flying boats of WWII, Duffy and Snellgrove Potts Point NSW, 2002
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Catalina, Neptune and Orion in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991