Flying Officer Peter Todd READ

Service No: 407251
Born: Adelaide SA, 13 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1940
Unit: No. 76 Squadron, Operating from Onslow WA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 76 Squadron P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft A29-163), Onslow WA, 20 April 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Geraldton War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alan Llewellyn and Doris Muriel Read; husband of Hilary Read, of Brighton, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton SA
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Flying Officer Read was killed when his aircraft (A29-163) collided with Kittyhawk A29-160 (Pilot Officer Kenneth William Baxter (408687) (Pilot)) during gunnery practice near Onslow WA and then crashed and burned. A29-160 made a forced landing with Pilot Officer Baxter unhurt and the aircraft was recovered by No. 17 Repair and Salvage Unit.


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, 25

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