Personnel Index - Detail

Name
REA
First Names
Alan James
Rank
Flying Officer
Service
RAF
Service Number
1162829 (NCO) 132174 (Officer)
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 7/41 and out 8/41

 

Awarded the DFM.

Flew 4 Hampden operations in August 1941 and then transferred back to 408Sqn (they were transferred to 49Sqn in July 1941).

The crew were:
Sgt A J Rea
Sgt A Hunter
Sgt A Young
Sgt I R Hughes

F/O Rea was killed on 28th May 1943 flying a Mosquito with 105Sqn and is buried in the Marham Cemetery.





Extract from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses.

It would appear that following his four Hampden operations with 49Sqn, F/O Rea and his crew were posted to 408Sqn. F/O Rea completed a first tour with 408Sqn before moving to Mosquitoes with 105Sqn.