Sergeant Charles Noel REYNOLDS

Service No: 400647
Born: Beechworth VIC, 30 March 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 76 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Middleton St George
Died: Air Operations: (No. 76 Squadron Halifax aircraft R9484), Germany, 10 April 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Algemon and Catherine Margaret Reynolds, of Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Beechworth VIC
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2102 hours on the night of 10 April 1942 Halifax R9484 took off from Middleton St George detailed to bomb Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. R9484 crashed at Oer-Erkenschwick, approximately 12 miles north west of Dortmund, Germany. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of R9484 were:

Pilot Officer John Raymond Connolly (115777) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant William Denis Robert George (567548) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Richard Kitchen (1021801) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Hewart Joseph Lambeth (1255089) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Sidney Frank Parker (1172586) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Charles Noel Reynolds (400647) (Tail Gunner)
Sergeant Murray Charles Fred Swain (1168176) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 163/156/136


Chorley W R, To See the Dawn Breaking: 76 Squadron Operations, W R Chorley Devon UK, 1981

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