Flying Officer Edward Loughry REIS

Service No: 400291
Born: Albury NSW, 14 February 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 82 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 82 Squadron Vultee Vengeance aircraft AN944), India, 27 October 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Christopher and Annie Regina Reis, of Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 October 1942 Vultee Vengeance AN944 took off from Begumpet aerodrome, Secunderabad, when it got off course and hit a floodlight and crashed into a house at the edge of the aerodrome killing both crew members.

The crew members of AN944 were:

Sergeant Charles Marklew (946993) (RAFVR) (Observer/Gunner)
Flying Officer Edward Loughry Reis (400291) (Pilot)


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, 163/54/71

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