Flight Sergeant Ray Thomas LANGLEY

Service No: 416971
Born: Adelaide SA, 12 June 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 20 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 20 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit Oxford aircraft HN578), Oxfordshire, 27 June 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Kidlington Burial Ground, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Margaret Mary Langley, of Fullarton Estate, South Australia. A.B.I.A.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 27th June 1943, Oxford HN578 took off at 0050 hours on a solo non operational flight detailed to practice instrument flying. The aircraft was due back at 0205 hours, but had not returned by 0500 hours. At 0600 hours 3 aircraft searched without success. The aircraft had crashed at 0100 hours north of the Tackley Airfield and the Flight Sergeant Langley had been killed.


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/24/120

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