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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 .

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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
Source ORB

Other Aircrew lost in Vengeance I AN944

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantCharles MARKLEW (946993) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Vengeance I AN944   1942-10-2782 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerEdward Loughry REIS (400291) Vengeance I AN944   1942-10-27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai


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