Flying Officer John Verney REED

Service No: 419833
Born: McKinnon VIC, 27 August 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 September 1942
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-245), Uranquinty, 15 June 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John James Reed and Doris Hazel Reed, of Bentleigh, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 15 June 1945, Wirraway A20-245 was destroyed in an accident in which its two crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Pilot Officer Robert James Cook (442489) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer John Verney Reed (419833) (Pilot)


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, 166/8/1053

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