BIGLANDS, Reginald John

Plane was a Wellington Z1394 lost on an operation to Essen. The aircraft crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast and sank immediately. Three crew were killed and one became a POW.

Last Name
BIGLANDS
Given Names
Reginald John
Service Number
407282
Date of Birth
23/05/1914
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
17/08/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 5
Intake Date
23/09/1940
Finish Date
08/03/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
03/06/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. From the UK to Essen
Date of Death
03/06/1942
Age
28
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Air Gunners badge,39-45 AC Europe defence medal,War medal
Notes

Plane was a Wellington Z1394 lost on an operation to Essen. The aircraft crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast and sank immediately. Three crew were killed and one became a POW.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - BIGLANDS Reginald John - Service Number 407282 (Crew_edited-1)
1WAGS - BIGLANDS Reginald John - Service Number 407282 (Crew_edited-1)
1WAGS - BIGLANDS Reginald John - Service Number 407282 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs