LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Jack Norman REEDIE

Service No: 429844
Born: Artarmon NSW, 17 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 September 1942 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 8 Operational Training Unit (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Operational Training Unit Mosquito aircraft KB134), Nova Scotia, 24 April 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman James Reedie and Edith Blanche Reedie, of Artarmon, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide
Remembered: Gordon Rugby Football Club, Gordon NSW

On 24 April 1945, Mosquito KB134 took off on a radio diversion training exercise. The aircraft crashed near Waterville and the both crew members were killed. The port engine caught fire during the flight causing the aircraft to crash.

The crew members of KB134 were:

Flying Officer Jack Norman Reedie (429844) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Harold Beaumont Uren (437175) (Navigator)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/35/530
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line