Pilot Officer Edgar RAY

Service No: 410380
Born: Yarram VIC, 11 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: No. 249 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 249 Squadron Mustang aircraft), Greece, 27 September 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred James Ray and Victoria Ray, of Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Pilot Officer Ray was presumed dead by RAAF Overseas Headquarters on 27 September 1944. He lost his life when carrying out a mission in the Salonika coast area, Greece, during which four locomotives were destroyed. He was last seen baling out of his aircraft.

On 21 September 1944, four Mustangs from No. 249 Squadron flew to a landing ground (nicknamed Piccadilly Peggy) in northern Greece that been prepared by Partisans, and operated from there for the next seven days before returning to their base at Canne, Italy. No. 249 Squadron’s Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Jack Te Kloot DSO (414276) (Discharged: 13 December 1945) led the deployment to Greece.


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, RAY E
On Line Sources

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