Flight Sergeant Oliver George REED

From Australia serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Force

Service No: 404114 (RNZAF)
Born: Brighton VIC, 5 August 1918
Enlisted in the RAF: Date Unavailable
Unit: 302 Ferry Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 302 Ferry Training Sunderland aircraft ML858), Hirta, Scotland, 8 June 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Charles and Ruth Myra Reed.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 264, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey England
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

In an accident on 8 June 1944, Sunderland ML858 crashed at Hirta and 10 on board were killed: Those killed were:

Flight Sergeant Brian Bowker (760351) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer Richard Dillicar Ferguson (424552) (RNZAF)
Sergeant Roy Lewis (1608033) (RAFVR)
Warrant Officer John Raymond Lloyd (41187) (RNZAF)
Warrant Officer Cecil Charles Osborne (416200) (RNZAF)
Flight Sergeant Oliver George Reed (404114) (RNZAF)
Sergeant Francis Matthew Robertson (428045) (RNZAF)
Sergeant David John Chubbin Roulston (428043) (RNZAF)
Flying Officer William Alexander Thompson (412767) (RNZAF)
Sergeant James Scoular Thomson (1572878) (RAFVR)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
RAF Commands Website

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