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Flying Officer Edward Loughry REIS (400291) of the Royal Australian Air Force
Lost in aircraft Vengeance I AN944
Death of Death 1942-10-27 .
Burial/Commemoration Details : 5. D. 16. at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
More Details: SON OF GEORGE CHRISTOPHER AND ANNIE REGINA REIS, OF ALBURY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA.
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash||27 Oct 42||Aircraft Name||Vengeance I||Serial Number||AN944|
|Unit||82 Sqdn||Operating Airfield||Begumpet||Country||India|
|Aircrew details||Fg Offr Edward Loughrey REIS* |
|Details||Reis was the fourth in the formation of Six Vengeances heading out to Madras. As the Vengeance gathered speed on the runway it slowly drifted on to the grass side of the runway and got airborne. Now with the drift, the aircraft flew slowly towards an elevated floodlight. Those watching thought that Reis cleared the floodlight, but a puff of white powder emerged as the wing struck the obstruction. The Vengeance flipped over onto its back and crashed straight into the ground . Edward “Ted” Reis was killed instantly. His gunner Marklew was pulled out grievously injured, and passed away a few minutes later. RAFCommands|
Other Aircrew lost in Vengeance I AN944
|Rank||Name, Number, Trade & Details||Date||Unit||Country||Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref|
|Sergeant||Charles MARKLEW (946993) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Vengeance I AN944||1942-10-27||82 Sqdn AIR27||India||Madras War Cemetery, Chennai|
|Flying Officer||Edward Loughry REIS (400291) Vengeance I AN944||1942-10-27||India||Madras War Cemetery, Chennai|