Raey Hilton CHEATLE


CHEATLE, Raey Hilton

Service Number: 432755
Enlisted: 30 January 1943
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, 11 July 1924
Home Town: Bankstown, Bankstown, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands, 8 February 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands
Burried at Grave RR30, Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 432755
30 Jan 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 432755

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Biography contributed by Riny van de Pol

Raey Hilton Cheatle was a flight sergeant in the RAF. On the 7 of february 1945 the Lancaster airplane ND961 of which Raey was the wireless operator, went on a mission witj 177 other allied aircrafts to bomb a waterway junction in Ladbergen Germany. On their way back his plane collided with an other RAF Lancaster above already liberated Holland. Raey and all the other crew members did not survied the crash. Raey, 20 years of age, is burried in Woensel (Eindhoven) cemetery Holland.