Flight Sergeant George Frederick REGAN

Service No: 409448
Born: Elsternwick VIC, 6 June 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 11 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 11 Squadron Blenheim aircraft N6183), Myanmar, 9 July 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Augustus and Ethel Eva Regan, of Gardenvale, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 430, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 July 1943 Blenheim N6183 was one of six aircraft which took off to carry out a raid on the Taungup Road between Yegauk and Shaukpin, Burma. The aircraft was last seen at a height of 500 feet with smoke pouring out of the port engine, which then burst into flames. It crashed into a hillside about 10 miles north-west of Yegauk. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded that the missing crew members had no known graves.

The crew members of N6183 were:

Flight Sergeant George Frederick Regan (409448) (Pilot)
Sergeant Gordon Rowan (1069929) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Melville Keith Smith (973479) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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 A705, 166/35/99

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