Leading Aircraftman Harold Reginald TAYLOR

Service No: 53567
Born: Bairnsdale VIC, 18 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 April 1942
Unit: No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School, Western Junction TAS
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft T5411), near Western Junction, 27 January 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Carr Villa General Cemetery, Launceston TAS
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Flora Evelyn Taylor, of Burwood, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 January 1944, Tiger Moths T5411 and A17-274 collided in full light during solo flying practices, and crashed at 0750 hours, two miles south west of Western Junction aerodrome, Tasmania. Both the trainee pilots lost their lives.

The Pilots were:

Leading Aircraftman Eric James Holt (431775) (Trainee Pilot A17-274) Died of Injuries
Leading Aircraftman Harold Reginald Taylor (53567) (Trainee Pilot T5411)


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, 166/39/213; A9845, 87

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