Flying Officer Reginald Albert SPENCER

Service No: 416035
Born: Birmingham, England, 13 July 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit, Mildura VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A20-396), Mildura, 1 May 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leonard Reginald and Doris Clara Spencer, of Prospect, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Prospect SA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At about 2025 hours on 1 May 1944, Wirraway aircraft A20-396 struck trees and crashed about 20 kms west of Mildura airfield. The cause of the accident is unknown and both crew members who were killed were:

Flight Lieutenant Joseph Richard Lynch (2328)
Flying Officer Reginald Albert Spencer (416035) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 113


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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